a rare glimpse of drum set artistry
September 24, 2010 7:29 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (49 comments total)
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If you were to ask me "What is the most artistic
drum solo you've ever heard?", I'd say "You mean the one with the most exquisite sense of dynamics? One that doesn't bludgeon you over the head, but instead pulls you in with its subtlety and restraint? Where masterful technique is purely at the service of musicality
? That best conveys a musical vision and a deep understanding of the interrelationships of percussive timbre and tone that make up that remarkable instrument we call the drum set?" You'd say "Yeah." I'd say this
If you've got headphones handy, I strongly recommend using them. There's subtlety in Papa Joe's performance that you'll miss if you listen to this out of laptop speakers and the like...
Oh, and watch out for that sound logo at the end of the clip: a real mood killer.