Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
The late Tony Williams once said in an interview he would turn on the radio, turn it to a random stations, and try to play along to just whatever came on.
Now, here is a guy who was already a jazz legend, but he was open to playing along to modern rock, pop, country, whatever songs to expand his knowledge. I thought that was pretty cool.
I've only tried a few times, and I admit, I cheated by choosing a station I liked.
I do this all the time. I put my iPod on shuffle play. I have a very eclectic collection of music, so there's no telling what will pop up next. I do cheat and go to the next one on classical cuts or tunes that have little or no percussion.