Remembering Kim Plainfield

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Remembering Kim Plainfield

Postby beat hit » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:36 am

Sad news of Kim's passing was communicated via Weekend Chatty. He passed on April 8th at 63 years old.

I was first exposed to Kim at a Didier Lockwood gig back in 1986-87, Tom Kennedy was on bass. His Advanced Concepts method was very useful to me, I am now considering his next book "FUSION: A STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FOR THE DRUMS DRUMMERS"

He was an outstanding dangerous cat of Fusion drumming, I think of his contributions with Bill Connors, Tania Maria, really dig his solo album too, etc.

Get his solo CD here:

Nice performance with Lockwood here.

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Re: Remembering Kim Plainfield

Postby Pocketplayer » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:11 pm

His work with Bill Connors got my attention! Some infectious
grooves on those LP' tasty...made me stop in my tracks
and hit the pad to work out some groove stickings.

This consistent news of dread is really becoming common place.
Life is a vapor...

RIP Kim...this record alone was insane, tasty, raw, edgy, drumming!

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Re: Remembering Kim Plainfield

Postby Greg Moore » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:03 am

Yeah, sad news indeed. I've literally spent years on just the first dozen pages, and all the possible tangents, from his book published by The Collective (the second link in beat hit's post). A really useful resource.
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Re: Remembering Kim Plainfield

Postby langmick » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:15 pm

Live is a vapor...Kim left his mark though. His playing is so tight and powerful. Like Frank Katz, but less dense. He knew where every beat was.
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Re: Remembering Kim Plainfield

Postby Niles » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:47 pm

I never knew Kim, and unfortunately, never got that lesson that I kept saying I’d get... But I appreciate his musical contributions every day...

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