Monday, 20 April 2015

Virgil Donati: Allan Holdsworth Pledge Music sessions with Virgil Donati 4/14/15



The great Allan Holdsworth with drummer extraordinaire Virgil Donati reviewing new music for Allan's Pledge Music Campaign "Tales from the Vault"

www.pledgemusic.com/projects/allanholdsw­orth

Allan Holdsworth Sessions with Virgil Donati 4/14/15

Friday, 17 April 2015

Terry Bozzio: no Guitar Center Drum Off Parte I



Terry Bozzio, the owner of more giant drums of the universe, bursting again. Now the Guitar Center Drum Off 2011. Accompanying the guy Jimmy Johnson on bass and Alex Machacek on guitar. Did you like the video? Then take a joinha and sign up in Modern Drummer of the channel. See many videos and everything about drums on our Facebook page and Twitter. Be sure to enjoy and follow! https: //www.facebook.com/obateristamo ... https://twitter.com/conradobatera

Terry Bozzio no Guitar Center Drum Off Parte I

Neil Peart: competes with puppet Chops Sawyer



A little puppet and props I made and didn't expect them to actually work! But here's Chops tryin to get through Rush's Tom Sawyer!

"Chops Sawyer" by RicKy Syers

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Steve Gadd: Band - 70 Strong release date announced



Steve Gadd (drums); Mike Landau (guitar); Larry Goldings (organ); Jimmy Johnson (bass); Walt Fowler (trumpet)

On the Eric Clapton DVD, Planes, Trains, and Eric, an interviewer asks Steve Gadd, the drummer for Clapton’s 2014 tour, what he thinks about the guitarist’s impending retirement at age 70. Gadd points out that, as a freelance musician, retirement is just not an option for him. At least he is a busy freelancer. In addition to touring with Clapton, he is the drummer for James Taylor’s band and maintains a busy schedule as a session player.

In 2013, Gadd and his bandmates in Taylor’s group recorded Gadditude under the drummer’s leadership. That band returns for 70 Strong, a celebration of Gadd’s own 70th birthday. He is joined again by Walt Fowler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Larry Goldings on keys, Jimmy Johnson on bass, and Michael Landau on guitar. They play a brand of easy soul jazz that reveals more depth and feeling with each play of the disc.

These old pros can breathe life into an overplayed track like Eddie Harris’s “Freedom Jazz Dance,” laying down a vibe reminiscent of Miles Davis’s early ’70s fusion, with Goldings playing a wash of chords on electric piano that creates a slightly ominous atmosphere. Fowler adds a hint of delay to his trumpet and his economical lines show Davis’s influence. Landau’s slide guitar gives the mostly edgy and angular tune a blues undercurrent. Gadd makes the track swing, but he also adds accent and color in much the same way that Paul Motian used to do.

Fowler pays tribute to the recently departed George Duke with “Duke’s Anthem,” a laid-back and heartfelt slice of gospel-influenced jazz that features terrific solos all around. Chico Buarque’s “De Volta Ao Samba” gives the musicians a chance to play bossa nova, with Goldings’s elegant electric piano establishing just the right tone, but each musician steps up to the challenge of the music easily. The Jan Hammer/Fernando Saunders composition “Oh, Yeah?” is another stylistic shift, and what could have been a dated visit to the ’70s sounds funky and new.

The variety of music here is impressive -- not just because the musicians show so much versatility, but because they manage to do so many things while having a recognizable style. And years of experience playing together give them the knowledge to put their songs across. The central instrument in Goldings’s mournful “Written in Stone” is his accordion, but Landau’s guitar lines and, especially, Gadd’s funereal drumming help the track build in emotional impact.

Fowler provided color for the most part on Gadditude, but his solos on 70 Strong are delightfully understated and filled with unexpected twists. It is easy to forget Johnson’s bass until you pay close attention because he keeps himself in the background, but he and Gadd are in a close conversation throughout the disc. In the end, 70 Strong belongs to the leader. Even after all these years of playing, Gadd is tasteful and technically impressive without dominating a song. He drives this very good band to even greater heights than on Gadditude. Well recorded by Dennis Moody, excellently mastered by Greg Calbi, and warmly recommended.

Billy Cobham: Spectrum 40 Live new album



A new live CD recording from last years' celebrated Spectrum 40 tours!

In the summer of 2015, Cobham will release a live CD recording from last years' celebrated Spectrum 40 tours, which dazzled audiences around the world in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Spectrum CD, the defining album of the jazz-fusion genre.

Ever since his breakthrough in the early 1970sas a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and as a drummer/leader whose recordings (such as Spectrum) and powerful, complex style of play exerted a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion-Billy Cobham has remained a tireless musical explorer.

Panamanian by birth, a New Yorker by upbringing, and a resident of Switzerland for more than 25 years, Cobham has pursued an ever-broadening, ever-deepening engagement with the world not only as a master drummer and percussionist but as a composer, producer, educator, and clinician who gives service through music even as he constantly expands his personal creative expression.
TRACK LIST

Disc One
1. Sphere Of Influence
2. Fragolino
3. Stratus
4. If The Animals Had Guns Too
5. Heather

Disc Two
1. Two Numbers
2. Radio Active
3. To The Women In My Life/LeLis
4. Quadrant Four/Spectrum
5. Red Baron

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Simon Phillips: The Second Orbit Tour - Protocol II tour




SECOND ORBIT TOUR


EUROPE 2015
APR 15 BERGKELLER – REICHENBACH – DE www.bergkeller-reichenbach.de
APR 17 MUSICMESSE AGORA STAGE – FRANKFURT – DE www.musik.messefrankfurt.com
APR 18 MUSICMESSE AGORA STAGE – FRANKFURT – DE www.musik.messefrankfurt.com
APR 19 BOERDERIJ – ZOETERMEER – NL www.boerderij.org
APR 21 HARMONIE – BONN – DE www.harmonie-bonn.de
APR 22 SPIRIT OF 66 – VERVIERS – BE www.spiritof66.be
APR 24 MUHLE HUNZIGEN – RUBIGEN - CH www.muehlehunziken.ch
APR 26 BLITZ LIVE MUSIC PUB – SAN GIOVANNI ALLA VENA (PISA) www.blitzlivemusicpub.it
APR 27 AFTERLIFE CLUB – PERUGIA www.afterlifeclub.it
APR 28 ARTS FACTORY – TERAMO www.faremusika.it
APR 29 SOFTLY LIVE – SAN PRISCO (CASERTA) www.softlylive.it
APR 30 PLANET LIVE – ROME www.planetliveclub.com/ita_home.htm
MAY 02 GASOLINE ROAD BAR – CASTEGNATO (BRESCIA) www.facebook.com/pages/gasoline-road-bar-brescia/133428611619
MAY 03 WORK IN PROGRESS – ALBIGNASEGO (PADOVA) www.facebook.com/workinprogressclub
MAY 05 GENERAL MUSIC – GRAZ – AT www.generalmusikdirektion.at
MAY 06 THE CONGRESS – ST POLTEN – AT www.vaz.at
MAY 07 PORGY & BESS – VIENNA – AT www.porgy.at
MAY 08 A38 – BUDAPEST – HU
MAY 11 GREEN GOLD CLUB – ZAGREB – CR
MAY 13 LIVE CLUB – SOFIA – BU
MAY 15 ART MUSIC SCHOOL – ATHENS – GR
MAY 16 ART MUSIC SCHOOL – ATHENS – GR

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Miku: Crea - Hit Like A Girl 2015 entry.



Miku Hit Like A Girl 2015 entry.
drumming to “GO+ON” by girl rock band “CREA”

Vote for me on Hit Like A Girl 2015


² “The CREA”is consists of 4girls who are Naki(Vocal), Aiko(Guitar), Hiroka(Bass), and Miku(Drums),our aggressive live performance is well known in Japan.
We are aggressive in our pursuit of emotion when producing music and releasing CDs.

You will see our unedited performance and spectacular girl performance on the “HIT LIKE A GIRL 2015”
I hope you enjoy our hot music!!

■CREA official website
http://crea-music.com/

■CREA official Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/CREA.official

■CREA official Twitter
https://twitter.com/crea_music

■Follow me on Twitter
https://twitter.com/drs_miku
【CREA】「GO+ON」Drum angle【Hit Like A Girl 2015】

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