Nick’s Blog (Page 6)
As my students know by now, I have a 6 page worksheet called, “Nick’s Top 75 Grooves Of All Time.” The Verve, “Bittersweet Symphony” is one of the grooves! It’s a simply two-bar groove but it’s so fun to play along to the song. Here’s a great live performance of that song. Enjoy!
This is Mutemath on The Late Show with David Letterman. Drummer Darren King has a killer left hand and does a cool trick with his ride cymbal at the end! Those ghost notes are jamming through out the whole song!
I love Papa Jo Jones! It’s one video of two performances with Jo Jones. First is him in a combo with an organ player and the other is with George Benson on guitar. Enjoy his Jazz and Be-Bop with a smile!
Yet again, another reason why you should practice your Rudiments and go over your pieces from N.A.R.D.! Steve Gadd doing his drum set version of “Crazy Army.” This totally grooves!
Here’s an incredible concert with Mahavishnu Orchestra with Mr. Billy Cobham on drums. Check out his acrylic drums. This dude’s chops are amazing around John McLaughlin’s guitar phrasing and motifs!
This is a cool version of “The Chicken” that Gavin Harrison did on Letterman’s “Drum Solo Week.”
Omar Hakim, best know for his work with Sting and Weather Report, nails this song with an awesome solo in the intro!
This is one of my favorite artist, St Vincent (Annie Clark). She’s a killer guitar player, singer/songwriter! Here’s a whole concert she does with David Byrne from the Talking Heads. Notice no bass player, just a brass section!
Bernard “Pretty” Prurdie is one of my favorite drummers. Not only does his drumming groove but his positive, upbeat attitude is contagious! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAT9sed_XFw
This is an awesome display of half-time shuffles from Simon Phillips! Never has there been 16th note triplets played so relentlessly!