Posts Tagged ‘drums’

Watch Out Bozzio…

This is Rock ‘n Roll!

BL – Borlai & Ladányi

This is a collaboration between Andrea Ladányi (dancer) and Gergő Borlai (drummer). She holds the drumsticks, he holds her hands (its just a part of their performance). See details and criticism here. (BTW: G. Borlai is a big Zappa-fan, his favorite is V. Colaiuta)

Let There Be Drums

As Terry Bozzio explains in his introduction to “The Black Page“, the modern trap drum set is a very young invention (it was first created in the 1700s), and little has been taught at the post-secondary or university level about it and even less actually written for it. I recall just missing the opportunity to meet Ansley Dunbar in the mid-90s when he was in town teaching a workshop in Jazz Drumming to Jazz students at a local community college (I’m still kicking myself, even now).

The following ten tracks include some of my favorite drummers, drum solos and drum oriented tracks (I’d be interested what other drummers, solos, and tracks KUR readers have as favorites):

Terry Explains – Terry Bozzio (Oosterpoort, Groningen, NL, 4 Apr 2001)

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The Black Page – Terry Bozzio (Oosterpoort, Groningen, NL, 4 Apr 2001)

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Electric Cheese – Mats & Morgan (The Teenage Tapes, 1998)

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Uncle Meat – Kroumata Percussion Ensemble (Roots, Avantgarde & Freaks, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 3 Feb 1996)

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Awakening – Mahavishnu Orchestra (Inner Mounting Flame, 1971)

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Moby Dick – Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)

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Stratus – George Duke/Billy Cobham Band (McAlister Auditorium, New Orleans, 18 Feb 1976)

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Drum Solo – The Tubes (What Do You Want From Live, 1978)

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The Orange County Lumber Truck – The Grandmothers (Eating The Astoria, 1998)

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Let There Be Drums – The Tubes (Wild In London, 2005)

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88BoaDrum in NYC and LA on 8.8.08

88BoaDrum – LA will start at exactly 8:08 PM PST the 88-minute experience at the historic La Brea Tar Pits will feature 88 drummers selected by Boredoms and 88Boadrum artistic director, Hisham Bharoocha of Soft Circle [formerly of Lightening Bolt, Black Dice].

88BoaDrum – NYC will start at exactly 8:08 PM EST in New York City, conducted on behalf of Boredoms and Nike Sportswear by Brooklyn’s Gang Gang Dance. Set on the Williamsburg Waterfront, 88 drummers will perform the same 88-minute piece, newly composed by Eye of Boredoms and interpreted by Gang Gang Dance.

Hey, sounds interesting! And here is how last years’ event looked like – of course called 77BoaDrum:

Don’t Let The Singer Distract You

Top Secret Drum Corps

Terry Bozzio is alive and well, and currently resides in Switzerland:

I’d love to see these guys performing The Black Page! Via Roger Bourland.