NOTE: If anyone knows how I may be able to upload my personal video recording from my iPhone, I would appreciate that.
I also managed a 2 minute video until I was asked to stop recording But I do have pictures. It was an incredible evening of pure bliss and learned simply by watching the intricacy and dynamical touch of Mr. Brian Blade...one of a kind. There were times where he was actually nudging his cymbals (intentionally) partly with his fist combined with the tip of his stick. Stick size was fairly heavy considering the genre but none the less he was...outstanding!! It produces that muffled sound, just enough to project without being overbearing on Chicks and Gomez's solos. If you ever listen-in on Blades style of pulliing sounds from a vintage Gretsch jazz kit, you wonder "how does he sound like that?" then seeing him live visually explains it all together - an experience that will be with me forever also my approaching playing jazz!! - Wonderful and dynamical musician who has always been overdue in being recognized as a new gen pioneer in the industry!