The Musical Drummer features Louie Bellson at his best--leading an all-star quintet through seven compositions that illustrate a variety of styles and techniques.
Clearly and simply, he isolates and analyzes his part in tunes that demonstrate swing, samba, shuffle, bossa nova and jazz/rock beats. Bellson also covers brush and double-bass drum technique. Highlights include two classic solos in the Bellson tradition. Featuring plenty of performance, this DVD is entertaining, as well as instructional.
An outstanding big-band swing drummer as well as an acknowledged master at double bass drumming, Bellson has played with Duke Ellington's Orchestra among others. Here he performs seven pieces in a variety of styles - swing, shuffle, bossa nova, samba, rock, etc.