Amplifier have always been at a crossroad between underground and mainstream. Initially, they tried their hands at the latter, the self-titled debut and Insider boasting some more radio-friendly material that managed at times to condense their awesomeness into 3-4 tight minutes. Still, dissatisfied with all the corporate environment and its less-to-no interest in sonic substance, the band independently released the massive Octopus, which was more or less a *** you to commercial viability…
Generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer, Billy Cobham's explosive technique powered some of the genre's most important early recordings – including groundbreaking efforts by Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra – before he became an accomplished bandleader in his own right. At his best, Cobham harnessed his amazing dexterity into thundering, high-octane hybrids of jazz complexity and rock & roll aggression.
While not a universally praised piece of the Art Blakey discography, The African Beat is quite engaging. Yusef Lateef is the only horn player, featured on oboe, flute, tenor sax, cow horn, and thumb piano with Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, but trombonist Curtis Fuller is only heard playing tympani – it was that kind of session. The drum ensemble includes Chief Bey, along with five other percussionists on conboro, log, and bata drums with penny whistles, gongs, congas, and African maracas. This is reminiscent of Lateef's more exotic sessions from the same time period, but quite unlike other Blue Note releases from the early '60s.
Guess I don't need to introduce these two legends if you are following my releases of them in a while. However, let me repeat 'Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia' and 'Dr. Balamurali Krishna' are two of the greatest doyens of their traditions. And in many aspects, this Jugalbandi Live in Hong Kong is one of the greatest moments of Indian Classical.
This concert film captures beloved pianist and musician Dr. John performing a 1995 concert. The setlist includes "Iko Iko," "Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You," "Right Place, Wrong Time," "Goin' Back to New Orleans," "Mess Around," amd "Makin' Whoopee."
Terrific 80's Jazz-Soul relic. An obscure gem of the first order from the days BEFORE the neo-soul/Acid Jazz movement. Many would say Carmel helped kick start the groovy fun with their throw-back hipster bop and swing style. This 10 track album features the hit "More, More, More" and, well, Stormy Weather and the insanely primal slink of the title track! Produced by Mike Thorn. This collect deserves to be on anyone's top 10 list of the best long players to come out of England in the 80's.
Playing creative drum fills is a great way to express yourself as a drummer. In this training pack, Lionel shares his proven three step approach for unlocking your natural ability to play creative fills - in any musical style.
The Drum Tuning System is the ultimate "how-to guide" for drummers that want to master the art of drum set tuning. Below you will find a detailed list of all the topics covered in this video training pack. It is important to note that the content is relevant for drummers of all skill levels. Many sections include valuable tips and tricks that can help even the most advanced drummers.
This is a rare limited edition CD album from Russia. The booklet & inserts are similar to the UK/ EU first edition CDs released in 1984. However, this Russian unofficial release includes two bonus tracks from the Hansa Days; 'Stateline', which was the B Side of 'Dont Rain On My Parade' 1978 and 'Life In Tokyo' which was first released in 1979…