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The Drum Microscope Reveals Inconsistencies in my Playing

July 31, 2011

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I’m in the middle of an extended run of recording sessions right now. Last week was a full four days at Light Rail Studios in SF laying down basics for Simon Kurth’s new project, “Huckle,” with Simon on various guitars and Mark Murphy on bass. Next week I continue with Huckle and then jump right […]

Drum Cam Highlights from LAB at the Crown Room – 7/14/11

July 19, 2011

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The Master Studies project is well under way. I am continuing to focus on the wonderful teachings of Kenny Werner through his book, Effortless Mastery, and exploring the concepts of “interlocking Moeller strokes,” a form of arm and finger rebound strokes as they apply to “interdependence.” I’m going to post a more extensive article on […]

Tempo memory can save your ass on the gig, I think.

July 7, 2011

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Hi, dear readers. I’m fresh back from the High Sierra Music Festival where I played no less than five sets with a host of very awesome musicians including ALO, Tim and Nicki Bluhm, Scott Law, Josh Clark, Sean Leahy and a dead-ringer Mick Jagger look-alike. I had to learn a varied lot of new material […]