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Old 07-18-2018, 02:23 PM
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As my wife says..... "chicks dig drummers!"
When we started to date she went gaga when I told her I played and even more so when she finally came to see me play !
Michael
The first date I was supposed to go on with my girlfriend at the time was *pre-empted* by a gig with my band. She came to see me play (unbeknownst to me) but ended up marrying me anyway. That was 35 years ago. She had no idea what she was getting into.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:40 PM
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I swear to Ghod I think long drum solos, no matter how great the chops are just boring. I'd rather listen to a Steve Gadd groove, or a Joe Morello groove than a thousand chop-fest drum solos. I think people clap during drum solos in hopes that it will end.

Don't get mad at me I feel the same way about bass solos...

John
I remember hearing that Bill Graham hated the mandatory drum solos that came with rock bands in the day.
He had Iron Butterfly booked into the Fillmore West (or Winterland) and was dreading listening to another lumbering solo.

He hit on a solution, the opening act that night was the Buddy Rich Quartet.

There wasn't a drum solo that night from Iron Butterfly.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:36 PM
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No matter the instrument, extended solos are like a party guest that overstays their welcome. All of the greats know when to go home.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:38 PM
Ludwig-dude Ludwig-dude is offline
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I randomly picked two drummers from different eras and genres of music. Both are great drummers, but somehow Louis makes it look so effortless.

https://youtu.be/LOeWQUvWSys

https://youtu.be/ZmTJD3sjVIU
Louie does make it look easy, because he's a relaxed player. Mike looks like he's having a stroke because...well....he just tenses up and tries to look intense. Both are good drummers, but as others have said, long solos get to be boring.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:44 PM
Ludwig-dude Ludwig-dude is offline
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I like some solo's, it depends on who it is.
I can watch Buddy and most jazz drum solo's all day. One of my favorite newer guys is Bernie Dresel, this dude can really swing a solo.

https://youtu.be/aqxI-jyNwFY
Wow I kinda dig this guy! Three things that do it for me: 1) drums that actually sound like drums! 2) a solo that seems actually thought out rather than just a random solo of "hey! look what I can play!" and 3) its a musical composition!

The only other drummer I've seen that has done that was Jack DeJohnnette.


Can you pick out the tune?
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:15 AM
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"A Love Supreme"?

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Old 07-20-2018, 04:50 AM
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"A Love Supreme"?

Al
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