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A. Christopher Johnson

Always staying sharp with my snare rudiments, like my favorite Bop Jazz drummers "Philly Joe" Jones & Ben Riley, as well as a few Bop Jazz standards here and there. After all, hard swinging Bop Jazz was my first love, thanks to my old man.   

I grew up during the Golden Age of Hip Hop, and Neo Soul. That's why I keep my metronome like timing, practicing to the breakbeats of the Hip Hop colective the Native Tongues, and Neo Soul collective the Soulquarians.

I'm really enjoying my favorite Neo-Bop Jazz artists, developing a fusion between Neo-Bop Jazz, Hip Hop and Neo Soul. I've first noticed this with cats like Roy Hargrove, Robert Glasper, & Russell Gunn.    

Looking to continue doing studio sessions with a small combo, creating Jazz-Funk, Neo Soul, or a fusion of both, either instrumental, or with a soulful vocalist, that has their own original songs.  

Gear

14" x 4" PDP by DW Eric Hernandez maple signature snare, for my minimal, Gretsch 3-piece Jazz drum kit.

Zildjian 14" A Series Quick Beat Hi Hat pair, 16" A Custom Fast Crash, and my 20" K Constantinople Medium Ride.


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