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by bensdrums
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta
Replies: 1931
Views: 651724

Re: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta

Vinnie's website sent this email announcement to all members. For those who missed it, the Pilot performance can be viewed again, 2 days rental: https://www.livemusetv.com/purchase.html I got in too late the first time. Caught it this time. Well worth it. I can’t pretend to completely understand ex...
by bensdrums
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: DAVE WECKL - The thread about Dave
Replies: 739
Views: 250580

Re: DAVE WECKL - The thread about Dave

Not sure if this was posted here before but there's too many pages for me to figure it out so whatever. I like how how Chick, Patitucci, Gambale, and Merienthal (no idea if I spelled all those correctly) are all chill as F that mullet Weck is basically owning every note they improvise. [youtube_http...
by bensdrums
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: The Peter Erskine Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 17514

Re: The Peter Erskine Thread

Peter proves that "it ain't the arrow, it's the Indian" on a DW kit... sweet Jeebus what a monster.

by bensdrums
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Can You Suggest a Swing Song?
Replies: 20
Views: 5956

Re: Can You Suggest a Swing Song?

Based on your description of what you’re looking for, I would focus on hard bop, the melodies are heavily blues orientated and often lend themselves to a consistent walking bass line. Lots of it sits right in that medium to medium-up tempo range as well.
by bensdrums
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Can You Suggest a Swing Song?
Replies: 20
Views: 5956

Re: Can You Suggest a Swing Song?

Art Blakey - Moanin’
by bensdrums
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Mr. Gadd
Replies: 113
Views: 58374

Re: Mr. Gadd

I like this arrangement. The thing I love about Gadd is his feel is so great it makes tunes sound like they were written with him in mind for the drums.

by bensdrums
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta
Replies: 1931
Views: 651724

Re: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta

I enjoyed the new Jing Chi record. It's definitely not blow your hair back blues fusion or whatever, but I doubt that's the record they set out to make. I thought the engineering was great as well, I love the way his drums sound on this record.
by bensdrums
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Drummer monitoring help - In Ear/headphones/speaker ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Re: Drummer monitoring help - In Ear/headphones/speaker ?

I used to use them often but then I started feeling like it was affecting my limb balance and ability to 'self-mix', so I backed off a lot. It became real easy to just reach for the mixer and solve things that I should probably have been solving with feel and touch. Now I only use them if the venue ...
by bensdrums
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Official Virgil Donati thread
Replies: 674
Views: 221387

Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

I come across a lot of drummers and serious musicians young and old who are very well informed musically and not aware of Virgil. Often they're aware of other [for lack of a better term here] niche or "inside" players like Benny Greb or Thomas Lang, but not Virg. This is nothing more than ...
by bensdrums
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Vinnie with Dom . . .
Replies: 45
Views: 11966

Re: Vinnie with Dom . . .

...and y'all wonder why people come and go here. I'll admit that I lurk from time to time, and appreciate when good discussion is had. But the discussion quickly becomes so hostile... ...that being said: I think we need to be thinking about what Vinnie says regarding the industry, what we're all sa...

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