Nat Townsley

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Nat Townsley

Postby Yussuf » Thu May 02, 2013 11:04 am

One of the tastiest drummers I have encountered in a while.. The beat starting at aprox. 6:50 is gold. Clean chops, great sound too.

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Re: Nat Townsley

Postby Lucas Ives » Thu May 02, 2013 12:50 pm

No offense, but I can't stand the sound there. I do like this a lot, however:

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Re: Nat Townsley

Postby bensdrums » Fri May 03, 2013 3:18 am

Do you have the Nat Townsley Trio record "The Big Idea"? It's full of playing like that... he is definitely a tasty player. Out of all the 'gospel chop' guys I find him one of the most musical and easy to listen to. I also loved that groove at 6:50 in the first video.
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Re: Nat Townsley

Postby Lucas Ives » Fri May 03, 2013 6:29 am

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out!
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Re: Nat Townsley

Postby willyz » Fri May 03, 2013 4:42 pm

I don't find Nat to be a "gospel chops" guy at all.

He's got taste and groove. All those dudes don't and all sound the same.
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Re: Nat Townsley

Postby gretsch-o-rama » Fri May 03, 2013 5:06 pm

Well, technically Nat Townsley mostly plays gospel music so I guess that makes him a'gospel player. But unlike everything other gospel player he's got a technique that makes his playing 'un' wanky.
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Re: Nat Townsley

Postby Paul Marangoni » Fri May 03, 2013 7:08 pm

I saw Nathaniel Townsley with Zawinul's band years ago. Loved it.

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Re: Nat Townsley

Postby Julián Fernández » Fri May 03, 2013 7:19 pm

He´s playing with Alejandro Sanz (nailing the parts that Vinnie layed down for the albums)... Killer band.

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Re: Nat Townsley

Postby beat hit » Fri May 03, 2013 7:35 pm

Paul Marangoni wrote:I saw Nathaniel Townsley with Zawinul's band years ago. Loved it.



Love it... Love his interaction with Linley Marthe ... Amazing bass player..
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Re: Nat Townsley

Postby Phil T. » Thu May 09, 2013 5:30 am

Sorry to have been out of the loop for this thread. Nathaniel Townsley is a wonderful player. I've only seen him twice, both times with the Zawinul Syndicate. Power, groove, taste, chops; everything you want. He's a minister in New York (as Zawinul said, "the son and grandson of a minister"), and definitely plays gospel music among other things, but it's not the "gospel chops" thing. Thanks for posting.

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