Nick’s Blog (Page 6)

Nick’s Blog (Page 6)

The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony…Very Live!

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!

Mutemath on Letterman!

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!

Papa Jo Jones, Jazz With A Smile!

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!

Steve Gadd, Crazy Army!

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!

St Vincent and David Byrne Live!

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!