'Nick Dahlberg' Tagged Posts

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Antonio Sanchez, A Solo With A Purpose!

Antonio Sanchez is best known for the drummer for contemporary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. He has had 3 albums out as a band leader/drummer of solo work which showcases his amazing blend of Jazz/Latin/Chops/Feel! He is a must listen and watch for any drummer interested in any of those 4 ¬†qualities. Here’s a fantastic solo from Antonio during the Modern Drummer Festival in 2003. Here’s another one from his DVD “Master Class!”    

Jojo Mayer, The Drumming DJ?

Jojo Mayer came onto the drumming scene in the 90’s. Always respected as a drumming guru, this guy’s claim to fame is how he has drawn a huge amount of skills from copying what a DJ does to a record. The style is referred as Drum & Bass and is very common in Dance Clubs and Spas. A huge amount of innovative technique has been developed by Jojo to sounds like a DJ’s ability to “twist” the patterns and double-time…

Postmodern Jukebox – A Study in Style!

For the last week I’ve been raving to all my students about this ultimate group called Postmodern Jukebox. It’s not a new practice to take a popular song and change it’s context/style. But this group of musicians lead by piano player Scott Bradlee do awesome work! Here’s a clip of them doing George Michael’s, “Careless Whisper” with guess appearance by sax player Dave Koz. The thing to notice for us drummers are the changes in style/feels! They start with a…

Frank Zappa Thought Like A Drummer!

In high school I was obsessed with Frank Zappa! The composer/guitarist was always a favorite with drummers/percussionists. He thought and wrote like a drummer. Experimenting with odd-time signatures, odd groupings and zany changes. Here’s a little taste of Frank Zappa with, “Inca Roads.” Notice Chester Thompson on drums, before he joined Genesis! Warning…this is a zany tune!