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The Professor recommends this live solo... simply because there doesn’t seem to be anything he doesn’t do – in terms of playing with sticks, hands, percussion, towels…......OH!!!

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The Professor recommends this video because... This artist, “Gregory Hutchinson” is the REAL THING. I was not aware of him before. I have never heard jazz at that speed. Time for the professor to practice now!!
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The Professor recommends this video because... He is a BEAST. I found out about this Hungarian drummer a short time ago. If you don’t know his playing…..it’s time to get to know it! However in this solo……he is a “Gentle Beast”.  He still parades all of his stuff BUT has some sensitive buzz rolls and delicate tones in addition to his “MONSTER-NESS!!”

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The Professor recommends this video because... Watch how HIGH Keith brings up his sticks with each stroke. This helps him pull out numerous shades of tones from his cymbals/rims etc. Did I mention he often plays continuous sixteenth notes on the snare as "ghost notes" during grooves? Who even thinks of that???
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The Professor recommends this video because... This younger drummer has rhythm, soul, and mucho creativity. Are his Roland electric pads leading the drum set, or vice/versa? What a combo!
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The Professor recommends this video because... Proof once and for all that IT'S NOT THE QUALITY OF THE DRUMSET THAT DETERMINES THE GROOVE!
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The Professor recommends this video because...
OMG ... Go little girl, GO!
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The Professor recommends this video because... Papa Jo Jones puts the “freaking cool”……in our old school foundation players. This solo is SO innovative, so dignified, so…………..so watch it! Us drummers nowadays stand upon the shoulders of real GIANTS!

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The Professor recommends this video because... Oh my God. This young man not only has the JAZZ CHOPS of a serious player, but also the FEEL, TONE, AND CREATIVITY of older players who have been around/paying their dues for in life for decades. And that’s possible because?....Hold on now, it shouldn’t be!

 
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The Professor recommends this video because... Let’s just say……”Mozart meets Stevie Wonder”. He sings, composes, arranges, plays all the instruments, mixes and edits each video to have all of HIM happen at once … and VERY HARMONIOUSLY.
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The Professor recommends this video because... Because this East/West high level rhythm ensemble really packs a unique punch. There are simply no weak links anywhere in this chain of inspiration.