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1 Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:57 pm

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2 Re: Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:22 pm

I have The Master Drummer. I believe John is one of the great 'should be much more known" drummers. He has facility that is as good as anyone playing and better than most. Way better, really, yet, how many drummers know the man's gifts and work? The guy is a monster, yet his control, his whole body is under such control as he plays. It's like he isn't wasting a single atom of energy, or even exerting much energy to accomplish what he does. He reminds me of Roy Burns in that respect. John is a true master of the instrument.

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3 Re: Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:48 pm

Cool post.

It is a good technique to
employ and really distributes
the strain. I have seen many
players use it. I use a version
of it, myself. It is great to
train both hands to use the
same technique, though hard
to do, of course.

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4 Re: Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:17 pm

John Riley is amazing!  great facility and control.
Smooth as a newly surfaced ice rink!

As to his popularity, it's all about documentation.
What one has done and on whose records.

That is the only way to acquire a seat among the
immortals.  Tony Royster, Eric Moore, Thomas Lang,
Dom Famularo...  All these cats can play.  but you
rarely hear of them outside of youtube clips because
they haven't done anything.

All the slick stuff only goes so far.  Players want to
hear and see what you do with what you have in real
time music situations.

I'd never heard of John Riley before a couple of days
ago.  But rest assured that I will be looking for more
things from him.



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5 Re: Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:29 pm

Always loved him and the
sound of his drums.

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6 Re: Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:09 pm

Yeah, I'm surprised no one's posted anything by him before.

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7 Re: Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:37 pm

A long time ago, we talked
about his play-alongs which
are fabulous.

I think it was on the old board.

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8 Re: Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:01 pm

LOL! Yeah.... That was quite awhile ago! drunken

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9 Re: Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:54 am

I LOVE his books! I think that writing a (drum) book is a serious achievement for a musician. You can be a brilliant musician but it doesn't mean that you can teach... John Riley can do both!

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10 Re: Good lesson - Fast jazz ride patterns on Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:20 am

He's definitely a Joe Morello technician, which makes sense but, stronger. A much stronger presence behind the set.

Aside from his own dvd and a few snippets on YT you don't see much of his work, which goes back to the point of his being much less known than he should be.

Good point raised, too, about his being a great player, teacher and writer.

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