Our friend Wolfgang Schüler has transcribed some of the recordings on this site. They are available
Two Drum Geeks get a surprise visist by Traditional Grip himself!
Download a WMV of this movie.
The entire set of a show with Alan Pasqua (Piano) and John Patitucci (bass) recorded Here in LA is
available here. Somebeautiful finesse playing on this gig.
The entire set of another show with Dave Garfield on Keys and John Pena on bass is available here.
Here is the first of several clinics available. This clinic really showcases the unique technique and soloing vocabulary that Vinnie has.
Here is another clinic. Recorded in Germany (I’m told) and once you get over the lack in sound quality, there’s some untouchable playing to be heard in this 45 minute clip. This one is probably my favorite of the clinics available.
Here is a clinic recorded around 1984 at the old Thoroughbread msuic in Florida with Tim landers helping out on Bass. It’s basically the Zildjian Day in New York segment but on steroids. Good Stuff.
Here is a bootleg song from an unknown group recorded in 1986 at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Some sick playing on this one. The melody’s theme is off-beat 16th’s. Imagine what Vinnie does on it. Another song from that show available here.
Back in 1998 Karizma did a show at the House Of Blues in LA that was fantastic. Here is a MP3 of one of the tunes they did called “Five Storks” (10mb). Check out the hi-hat work on the intro. The tune is a half-time shuffle and I think this feel is especiialy hard to solo over but Vinnie utilizes the straight 32nd note
subdivision to blow over which is pretty cool.
Eric Marienthal put out a CD around 1989-90 called Crossroads that has some great Vinnie tracks. This one being my favorite.
(7.8mb) It’s a straight-ahead tune called “Upside-Down”. Some pretty creative orchestartions of figures on this tune. I particularly like how Vinnie chooses the china cymbal while comping on the bass-solo;
something not many guys would think of but he pulls it off. Someone want to tell me what the hell he’s doing in the beginning of his drum solo please??
Karizma’s live CD “Document” was recorded on a European tour. Here is a tune that didn’t make the CD called “Toast For Elly” (14mb). This is unmixed but from the board. Vinnie’s singles were on that night for sure.