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.
This is one of the most entertaining and illuminating discussions about the state of creative music, ‘finding your own voice,’ and his love for interior decorating. YES, I know it’s nearly two hours long. But you will not be disappointed. Unless you expect him to sit down on that invisible drum kit and shred. No. That’s not going to happen.
An hour-long retrospective (produced in 1998) of the legendary jazz musician, Jim Hall. Criminally under-appreciated. An absolute genius. A musicians’ musician.