It would be if I could play like thatAnd suddenly, all's right with the world. Perfect.
Simon's always used toms wide open. He embraces overtones, & always has, mostly against the fashionable tide. He's also been using essentially the same toms for 35 years, & playing them in a similar way. Add to that his total control over his own sound, both live & recorded, then you have the consistency we all recognise as Simon's "signature" sound.Musicianship at the highest level. What a great way to start the weekend. Thanks for posting Andy. How does Simon get his toms to sound so consistent through the years regardless of what kit he's playing? Blindfolded, I can identify Simon's drums just by their tone.
You have a pointand that's OK. I would not enjoy it as much if I could reproduce any of it.
It's a way to stay saneYou have a point
BTW, if you can make it to Paris on the 28th, the fabulous Nicolas Viccaro will be performing at the Zildjian day with Gavin Harrison & Thomas Pridgen. He's absolutely a name to watch. I played at the same LDS jam night with Nicolas last weekend. He blew my mind!
Absolutely wonderful, this Trio will never cease to amaze me... I'm still utterly gutted I missed the chance to see them last year
They just keep on growing Larry. Simon especially is settling into the solo vibe of the gig. I'd be lost - utterly lostYeah! This is my favorite thing I've heard from Hiromi. Simon just operates on the highest musical plane. This whole band is just crazy-ridiculous-virtuoso-amazing.
yes, please do. IMHO, he's one of France's hottest prospects, & such a great guy to hang with too. A humble & fun gentleman of the highest orderbut will keep an eye out for Viccaro.
I don't get a lot of jazz stuff, but somehow, I get this. It's probably Simon's rock sensibility easing my access. Live, they're just mindblowingly good!I'll be the first to admit I don't "get" jazz such as this, but I'd be a fool not to recognize the stellar musicianship presented here. Phillips killed it.
Awe man, if that gig isn't already difficult enough, playing after 09:30 is a complete impossibility. If I was Simon, I'd go as far as to call foul on that Move. Totally non sporting act on Hiromi's behalf IMO (retires for a lie down).
I'm pleased to hear this. I like all the albums to date. All different, all with something new to offer.Hey Keepitsimple, you don't know how much you hit the bull's eye with that Hiromi link! I just bought the Move album and it's insanely good. I'm sitting here with headphones on and tears in my eyes -- headphones
Quite on topic I think the black dots are too "bangy" in this context, & IMHO, generally better suited to concert toms (I know many all disagree with thata little off-topic, but I wish Steve Smith would switch away from the black-dot heads - I thought he had a far better drum sound in the past, and that's something you notice right away when comparing the two in this situation.
Simon's & Steve's playing is an interesting compare in this gig. There's no way I'm getting into a Simon vs. Steve thing here, but the music seems so much more dynamic with Simon in the driver's seat. It's a tough one for Steve, he's required to play Simon's parts rather than his own interpretation, although he does get to add his own flavours in the clip you posted.