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Going Forward....Or Is It Backward?

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This title came from a saying I heard long ago, and many times since, but can't think of where I originally heard it. The saying is “To go forward, you have to go back" and the meaning of this saying will be very obvious by the end of this article.

To begin, I will ...

ARTICLE: DRUM ADDICTION

The Groove

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The groove, feel, pulse, beat, pocket--whatever it is called--is the essence of the feeling of the music being played. Musical genre has its own concept and texture--almost a personality.

(In classical music the composer is the main force in the music's texture and interpretation. Very specific instructions for the feeling of a piece and ...

ARTICLE: DRUM ADDICTION

Getting The Hi-Hat Sound

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The hi-hat sound is possibly the most used and abused part of the drum set. While other parts of the instrument are generally played with the hands or the feet, the hi-hat is played with both--the hands for a “ride" effect, the feet for the “chick" sound and with both for “barks." The focus of this ...

ARTICLE: DRUM ADDICTION

The Jazz Instrument

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As the old saying goes, “You have to go back before you can go forward." And that means you should learn the tradition of the instrument to gain greater knowledge and bring more depth to your playing. Let's start at the beginning. Bear in mind that the drum set is the only instrument that was specifically ...

ARTICLE: DRUM ADDICTION

Less Is More? Really?

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There have been popular views by certain so-called experts that seem to have been accepted as dogma, the term “less is more" being one of them. However, as in any subject from sports to politics to science to religion, every pundit has an equal who has a contrary opinion. I, for one, am bothered by some ...

David Haney: Blue Flint Girl and Live from Yoshi's

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David Haney Trio

Blue Flint Girl

CIMP

2009

The David Haney Collective

Live from Yoshi's

Cadence Jazz Records

2009



The center of the jazz world is still considered to be Gotham, even though one can pretty ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mat Marucci - Doug Webb: Partners in Crime

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Chi li ha ascoltati in situazioni più “libere," com'è solito per l'altra casa discografica di Bob Rush, la CIMP, resterà sorpreso - e divertito - ad ascoltare i due veterani, il batterista Mat Marucci ed il sassofonista Doug Webb, in versione mainstream. Si tratta questa volta di un concerto tenuto nell'ottobre del 2004 a Sacramento che ci permette ...

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Mat Marucci - Doug Webb Trio feat. Ken Filiano: Change-Up

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Il secondo volume della session di registrazione alla Spirit Room di Bob Rusch - dopo The Hard Way - del trio di Mat Marucci prosegue da dove si era interrotto il disco precendente, seguendo le linee guida della filosofia della CIMP: nessun missaggio a posteriori e nessun editing di quello che è stato inciso. Tutto viene pubblicato nell'ordine in ...

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Mat Marucci - Doug Webb Trio: No Lesser Evil

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Registrato al Savanna’s Lounge di Sacramento in una dimensione da jazz club ideale per esaltare le caratteristiche di un piccolo combo, No Lesser Evil mostra tre musicisti della costa occidentale rappresentare al meglio quel filone della musica afroamericana che aggiorna e rimodella la lezione del bop. Al succedersi di composizioni originali e noti standard si affianca un interessante varietà ...

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Matt Marucci - Doug Webb Trio: 3 the Hard Way

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Il batterista Mat Marucci è conosciuto agli studenti del suo strumento per i libri che ha scritto, ma risulta meno noto agli appassionati di jazz, in quanto manca dalle sale di registrazione dal 1995, fino a che qualche anno fa Bob Rush lo ha ripescato. In effetti molto poco per un musicista le cui qualità, come si può qui ascoltare, ...