I'm soooo looking forward to this!

Andy

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The amazing Yolanda Charles challenges 3 Guru artists with her killer grooves. 3 very different drummers, 3 very different kits, 3 very different interpretations, & all recorded live in the same room. It might just all get a bit out of hand ;)

Technically & artistically challenging. Not sure this has ever been done before. Pure improv on the fly. Let battle commence!
 

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Magenta

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Can't wait!

If it's likely to get out of hand, perhaps I ought to be there to act as chaperone?
 

Andy

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Very rare to get Yolanda into chops mode, but here's an improv jam that's getting up there. Stunning drumming too! That groove Yo!!!! http://youtu.be/vgvj8TIi8ww?t=6m16s
She is so hot.

This looks awesome.
A very hot player indeed Larry :)

Can't wait!

If it's likely to get out of hand, perhaps I ought to be there to act as chaperone?
Chaperone who? David? He'll be fine :)

Looking forward to becoming independent of my saliva, wallet, and pants.
That's a really bad pre breakfast image :)

Oh boy.
Too Cool !

Hope I can see/hear the video someday.

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We're recording next week Jim, & should release the video within a day or two of the session.

Oh hey, she's playing the bass I'm planning to buy next!
Cool! Yolanda plays a number of basses, most notably her Levinson Blade. You might find this interview interesting. Some good general musician advice too :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5swJ02TmRBo

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Bo Eder

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There's too many strings on that bass. Three is the most she'd need. E, A, and D. G strings are for strippers, and if you avoid flat keys (like Db, or Eb), you never need the low B ;)
 

Andy

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There's too many strings on that bass. Three is the most she'd need. E, A, and D. G strings are for strippers, and if you avoid flat keys (like Db, or Eb), you never need the low B ;)
I'll be sure to pass on your excellent advice Bo. I'm sure Yolanda will be most appreciative :)
 

Andy

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Here's a bit more session detail. We start with open/tasteful grooves, running through some blues, jazz, rock stuff. This is to settle in the session & allow comparison between kits & interpretation styles. Then it ramps up to some faster funk stuff, & eventually into silly territory (I hope). Each player will take on a specific style (at least, to begin with), & use that style as the basis for their interpretation. Dave McKeague will be doing small group jazz, David Floegel pop to prog, & George Cook big groove pop to rock.

It should be interesting to see how each player interprets a groove/riff from one genre using a different genre. Anyone got a groove/riff style suggestion they'd like to see included?
 
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