timothyq | December 4, 2012
Here is a video of my friend Matt Glassmeyer playing the heck out his own creation: The Shuitar. I’m quite excited, because I’m going to be endorsing this fine and visionary instrument. Look for it at some of my upcoming shows… Here’s a link to their website:
timothyq | September 18, 2012
These guys are ridiculous… Amazing… No mic’s in a closet!
timothyq | March 1, 2012
I have been a long time fan of Trilok. I had the good fortune of being present at one of his shows at Yoshi’s in Oakland, California. At one point in the show he was beginning to take a tabla solo. While surveying the audience, he realized that tabla master Zakir Hussain was in attendance! He stopped abruptly and refused to play in the presence of the Ustad (master). He graciously invited Zakir on to the stage and the two proceeded to engage in an epic drum duo, with Trilok on drum set and Zakir on tabla. RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME! I wish it had been captured on video (it was before people had video capability on their phones). Here’s a great clip of Trilok playing with John McLaughlin Trio. He is a master of textures, dynamics and messing with time. Listen to what he does over this simple ostinato pattern that John and Kai Eckhardt set up.
timothyq | February 18, 2012
Souhail is one of the greats of Arabic style doumbek playing. I studied with him a long time ago. He would show up in military fatigues for the group lessons. He emphasized the importance of memorization and being able to move from one style of rhythm to another seamlessly.
timothyq | February 13, 2012
Besides having a completely awesome clear davul (ala John Bonham). This gentleman is laying down a pretty sick groove and soloing to the tune Ederlezi. Notice his left hand, middle finger tone muting (best seen around 3:43).
timothyq | January 26, 2012
Hearing what is possible with everyday objects always inspires.
timothyq | October 29, 2011
If you can say it you can play it!
timothyq | October 27, 2011
This is a great lesson on playing simple yet propulsive variations on the traditional jazz ride pattern.