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|Hey John. I caught you at the Vanguard last month and I see on your schedule you will be at the University New Hampshire on Nov 11. I live right there and would like to see you then. Can you fill me in with the details of gig? Thanks.|
|by John Meehan||November 1, 2022 10:31 PM|
I played constantly from 1964 until just a few years ago, when the there were so few opportunities to play jazz, that I sold my drums and quit. But, after being away from playing for a few years, I couldn't stand it any longer, and am playing again. In that process, I'm also trying to re-invent myself, getting away from the too-flashy stuff I used to always attempt, and be a more supportive team player. (less Buddy Rich, and more John Riley/Jeff Hamilton/Peter Erskine, etc.)
Your very clear approach to pointing out all the nuances required to be a great jazz drummer are inspiring, and I simply wanted to thank you for that. I've become a fan of your work, and appreciate the quality of all that you do, very much. Take care, and keep swinging!|
|by Mike James||October 26, 2022 4:46 PM|
|Hi John, For the past several years I've been independently studying out of your books. Thank you for all that you've contributed to my own personal growth as a drummer and for all that you've done for the drumming community at large. I just got The Master Drummer book from Hudson and am looking forward to studying from it. But first, I need to finish working on the accented paradiddle triplets in The Jazz Drummer's Workshop :)|
|by Doug Kleiber||August 24, 2022 6:57 PM|
|Hi John, I saw your presentation last year at PASIC. Will you be publishing anything more on that and/or can you provide a link for the materials that you presented?|
|by Joe Morgan||August 12, 2022 1:06 PM|
|Hi John, is there any practice structure you recommend for early stage jazz drummers?
|by Luis López||July 29, 2022 9:51 AM|
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