Kind of Bluesey

I checked out Jimmy Cobb last night(www.jimmycobb.net) at the Iridium, first set.  It was Cedar Walton, Buster Williams and Jovan Jackson plus Jimmy.  Their first tune was a blues, which is always a sign to me of great musical expression to come.  I like Cedar Walton very much.  His playing is joyful and mischievous.  (Cedar played on […]

Food for Thought….

Paul Celucci coming into town is a beautiful thing because some of us from the Sabian crew can get together and reacquaint, or acquaint – and what could be more civilized than breaking bread?

Can a Paradiddle Save the World?

CAN A PARADIDDLE SAVE THE WORLD??? For those who don’t know, a PARADIDDLE is one of the technical/rhythmic building blocks from the drumming vocabulary. It is from a family of said building blocks called the rudiments. (Bounces and accents) Basically 26 in number. Like the alaphabet, the 26 are “rhythmic letters” that form words…that become […]