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by bensdrums
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Can You Suggest a Swing Song?
Replies: 20
Views: 6593

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: 6593

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: 120
Views: 82533

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: 2004
Views: 732458

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: 1633

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: 709
Views: 257298

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: 13166

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...
by bensdrums
Thu May 18, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: John Bonham appreciation thread
Replies: 32
Views: 14816

Re: John Bonham appreciation thread

I was listening to an interview a week or so ago on the drummer's resource podcast with Rodney Howard and he was talking about how Bonham was a Zigaboo Modeliste fanatic. Not sure if this can be "verified" or not, but if it's true, that makes a ton of sense to me. It also just feels like a...
by bensdrums
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: When drummers change
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: When drummers change

Toss Panos is a drummer that comes to mind on this subject. He's way greasier, more NOLA-influenced now than early on. Based on his I'd Hit That interview, it was a decision based on how he wanted to sound... the feeling he wanted to communicate with his playing.
by bensdrums
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Assorted videos / YouTube thread
Replies: 1760
Views: 466754

Re: Assorted videos / YouTube thread

Saw this on Frank Briggs' FB page... he shares a lot of cool stuff.


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