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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|
|I followed your presentation at Modern Drummer Festival 2011. I purchased the link to the festival. Inside the presentation there is also a PDF format. I noticed that only a small part of the PDF format you are presenting is shown. Is it possible to receive / purchase the entire PDF format you have presented?. I really appreciate the vast knowledge you have in the world of music in general and jazz in particular. Years of practicing with your instruction books, which have helped me learn and progress in playing the drums.
Thanks. Asher Redansky. Email: email@example.com|
|by Asher Redansky||July 17, 2022 10:19 AM|
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