D. Slam wrote:
I don't get to do this much, play some jazz.
This was a benefit for the Ronald Mcdonald House. We got together a group of guys and just did some jams, nothing set in stone just all off the cuff. This is actually based off an r&b tune by Cameo called "Candy" We played the groove for little while and then took it into a swing thing. I switch back and forth between brushes and sticks... Nothing specail, really. It's a bit long and monotonous so you don't have to listen to the whole thing.
Just a chance for me to do something a little different.
Thanks for your ears.http://files.filefront.com/Akil+And+Friends+2mp3/;11772049;/fileinfo.html
What the heck are you mouthing 'bout Neph?! You should be more jazz
than what you give yourself credit for. You articulate the very pulses of those playing around you - which (BTW) is what "Jazz" is all about dude - let alone a drummer's role in the mix.
Yet you're that erstwhile humble guy behind the kit, but ferocious behind the "Enter" key!
I don't know Ronald McDonald, but do know Ralph MacDonald (fellow percussionist with a discography off the wall).
Okay... you've brought me to my knees Nephew without worshipping you! Hell - that'll be the day!
I hear those brushes man! You accentuate the very nuances of the flow among the very fine musicians you work with on the West Coast. My kudos to them as well... especially how you support the bass player's solo. You are playing with precision - which is all those around us drummers expect to hear when FLUENCY (not chops) is anticipated.
Don... if I didn't know better, I would have thought you would have been playing drums ALL YOUR BLESSED LIFE! Yet time and circumstances have a way of taking a toll on everyone around the world.
Very, very, very nice my friend!
It is an understatement for me to say that I'm proud of you. You're already doing it, without riding a bicycle! Know what I mean?
Oh, did I say "very nice!"
Maybe you need to change your moniker to "DSmooth" instead of "DSlamm!"