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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

Max was an innovator indeed and did change the way the music was approached a bit

but he did not kick the doors open and have cats fearing for their own careers the way Tony and Jimi did

he...
Forum: Drums Yesterday, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 186,004
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Tom angles!!!!

there was actually a time in the late 70s where if you did not set your ride cymbal up like that you were the minority
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: D'Angelo - Black Messiah

ah... thank you

wasn't sure which tracks he is on

such killer playing throughout
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

I really hope you are either joking or under 20 years old

no disrespect at all to Jojo ... he is wonderfully fantastic
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: D'Angelo - Black Messiah

that glitch beat on Prayer is greasy filth .... my goodness!!
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Nuggets of hard won wisdom

you'll get my nuggets when tho book comes out

this shit ain't free uncle L

:)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 52,343
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

I picked up the book and it is blowing my mind
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: The "Jimi Hendrix of drums"

if it is anyone it is Tony Williams

no matter what the person who coined the phrase says

but in all honesty Jimi would be the Tony Williams of Guitar

:)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By WhoIsTony?
D'Angelo - Black Messiah

do yourself a favor and pick up this record

the musicianship on it is absolutely ridiculous

Pino and Quest are like butter .... and I think James Gadson may actually play some drums on it as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Yogi Horton history of funk drumming

where the hell can I get me an Ashford and Simpson shirt ???!!!!???

great vid of a hometown boy
Forum: Drum Technique 12-17-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Drum lesson: developing RLRLLK. How to build chops from patterns you already know.

very nice

I use a very similar RLRRLK quite a bit ... basically a paradiddle-diddle with the last L substituted with a bass drum

gets some similar mileage

nice lesson .... enjoyed it very...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 527
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Always out of breath, need to get my stamina up somehow.

back when I was playing heavy music hour sets on tour used to kick my ass

I started running between a mile to 3 miles a day or at least every other day and my fatigue disappeared

I would wake...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-15-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Where are you comping at with your left hand?

beautiful advice William

transcribing piano and sax licks has opened my ears and expanded my ideas greatly

avery healthy thing for your ears
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: A Round Table of Greats

totally agree

once the tune is counted off the time is released into the room and if someone behind an instrument cannot hop aboard and ride that wave I have zero desire to create music with them
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 52,343
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

wow

I'll be picking that one up very soon

thanks 8
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: A Round Table of Greats

for me personally it is a tempo thing and a vibe thing

for a more traditional blues or a straight up standard I find that most of the time I am feathering without even thinking about it .......
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By WhoIsTony?
A Round Table of Greats

here is an interesting conversation about drummers playing 4 on the floor

the drummers involved in the discussion are

Elvin Jones
Joe Morello
Mel Lewis
Cozy Cole
Shelly Manne
Nick Ceroli
Forum: Drums 12-14-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Gretsch Brookyln vs Renown

yeah ... they absolutely feel different under different hoops

a 302 and triple flange have a softer feel than a cast .... like a bit more of a gooey give .... and I tune pretty high

not sure...
Forum: Drums 12-13-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Gretsch Brookyln vs Renown

the sound comes form you not the drum brand or line
Forum: Drums 12-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Gretsch Brookyln vs Renown

you decide by which one sounds , feels and looks best to you in your price range

and if you are that torn throw the heads you intend to use on the floor model .... generally drum shops do not...
Forum: Drums 12-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Gretsch Brookyln vs Renown

saying a certain line is better for one style of music than another is a completely bogus cop out .... not to mention ridiculous and untrue

certain sizes ?... yes

but a manufacturers line ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Happy Birthday Tony Williams ...

Tony had a reputation long before playing with Miles .... thats how he got the gig with Miles

he was playing around Boston and blowing peoples minds at 15 and 16

Jackie McLean was one of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Happy Birthday Tony Williams ...

happy birthday once again to one of the absolute greatest innovators to ever breathe our air

thank you Tony

here is one of my all time favorite Tony performances
...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-12-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Where are you comping at with your left hand?

I agree

as much as I enjoy transcribing .... and it definitely has helped me greatly over the years

... listening extensively is the only true way to learn to speak the language

not...
Forum: Drum Technique 12-12-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By WhoIsTony?
Re: Where are you comping at with your left hand?

I think it is fine to find a copy of a transcription.... but there is no substitute for transcribing something yourself

it will fine tune your ears and get you in touch with the intricacies and...
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