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Old 06-04-2020, 10:47 PM
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If you get Turner Movie Channel then check out this movie, on now. It's an English film (1962) about a jazz drummer (Patrick McGoohan) who wants to start a band. He actually learned to play the drums specifically for this part and aquits himself amazingly well especially for a novice. He plays on a Trixon Luxus kit. Charlie Mingus and Dave Brubeck are also featured.

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Old 06-05-2020, 09:14 AM
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I remember seeing clips from this, of Patrick playing. I'll have to watch, beginning to end. I've always enjoyed his acting in the Prisoner and Columbo.
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:17 AM
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He was also very good as the douchebag warden in Escape from Alcatraz. he played off of Clint Eastwood very convincingly.
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Old 06-05-2020, 07:21 PM
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I remember seeing clips from this, of Patrick playing. I'll have to watch, beginning to end. I've always enjoyed his acting in the Prisoner and Columbo.
Yes and I liked those as well. And also "Secret Agent Man", and it's predecessor series "Danger Man"....oh sorry, probably was before your time.
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Old 06-06-2020, 10:07 AM
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I've watched the clip twice and I have some observations.
If he is really playing (and he looks very convincing!), then the sound is just slightly off from the film action. There is at least a brass section playing which doesn't appear in the clip except for a single sax and trumpet player. There are also several angled shots in the solo scene which would take a lot of cameras to execute, so I say this was shot in several takes and then spliced together, hence the argument for a pre-recorded soundtrack.
His grip looks good, but his wrist execution is stiff and not at all relaxed like someone of his characters ability would be. I found a minor reference in a comment section of YouTube that Joe Morello may have actually played the soundtrack, but it doesn't sound like Morello to me.
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Old 06-06-2020, 12:07 PM
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Here's a clip....
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Old 06-07-2020, 07:53 PM
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That's a 55 Trixon Solist (teardrop wannabe) kit !! Sounds great too !
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Old 06-07-2020, 11:17 PM
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The cymbals during most of that clip look like the ones that came along with the kid's drumsets at K mart. But then...right at the end with the very last cymbal crash, the cymbal that the camera shows clearly is a genuine Zildjian! So yes, there was definitely some funny stuff going on here as far as the playing/editing goes. And I think those junk cymbals that were shown earlier were probably Ajax.
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