Originally recorded in 2007, this audio interview with the brilliant electric bassist Anthony Jackson (a personal favorite of mine) is revealing and illuminating in a candid and thoughtful manner. He also details his preferences when playing with a drummer for the first time. Jackson later recalls his tenure with Buddy Rich, as well as playing with Tony Williams and Steve Gadd.
From the “Drummer’s Resource Podcast,” curated by drummer Nick Ruffini ( iTunes ). http://www.drummersresource.com/peter-erskine-interview/
The consummate professional – a drummer’s drummer – a musician’s musician. Well worth your time and undivided attention.
Enjoy! He certainly is.
From January 2013, a great collection of testimonials from the Modern Drummer Education Team (some highly respected drummer/educators) on why learning jazz drumming is fundamentally sound advice – for ANY drummer.
Steve Jordan demonstrates the iconic drum groove of the Isley Bros 1969 hit “It’s Your Thing” played by Elbert “Woody” Woodson.
The actual track (45rpm single). Check it out.
Gregory Hutchinson discusses feathering the bass drum, “Walk the Dog,” brush intensity, and other drumming truths. With Reuben Rogers, bass. (Thanks to my good friend Richard Giddens for the share.)
Harvey Mason briefly profiles three influential jazz drummers (Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes) in recognition of legendary record label Prestige’s 65th anniversary.