Never Can Say Goodbye!
I think this is a core reason why those of us in Boomer’s Community have stuck together as long as we have.
I hear so much growth in all of us over the past 8 years since I’ve joined.
Nice job Keith. I hear your subtle syncopations within the dynamics of the music. You have been made free (independent) of the regimented approach to music many drummers take for granted when supporting others on the stage. Dictate Time while not being a slave to anyone’s direction – anticipate the changes while remaining behind the scenes.
Then break out when you are expected.
I love this from you Keith. I’ve always heard the potential from earlier years; I’m hearing the beginning of kinetic energy and enthusiasm.
• P.S. Look at the bass player as much as you do the keyboardist now.
• P.P.S. Work on keeping cymbal time with whatever you choose to do with other hand or feet – Independence: 04 04 04!
• P.P.P.S. Work also on incorporating syncopations within the single or double stroke roll. They flow together to bring out the nuances – especially when you spread your limbs/wings to other sonor surfaces (cymbals, toms, feet, etc.).
This is spectacular from you Keith; reminds me of playing with Donny Hathaway (or the Guild of Sound/ATL,GA.) who would provide the same canvass within a stage set. We just had to be prepared as musicians.http://www.johnsussewell.com/Nu-PoWithDonnyHathaway&Suss-CarnegieHall1973.mp3
I'm proud of ALL of US! Thanks for your phone call.