My band BELLS≥ recently completed a week-long tour, performing seven consecutive nights, sharing the bill with Nashville’s Friendship Commanders and D.C.’s The EFFECTS. We are grateful for their fellowship, to say nothing of their extraordinary talents. Their nightly performances were each an inspiration and their company a delight.
I’m not sure how frequently I’ll post videos of beats (in various stages of development) but when I do post them, they’ll be added to the Beats playlist I’ve started at YouTube.
Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime,” Remain in Light, 1980 (Chris Frantz: drums, percussion).
Drumming, at its best, poses a challenge to its collaborators in not only its tempos and time signatures but also in its spirit, its capacity to overwhelm or defer dynamics. All good drumming shares the common element of shepherding its ensembles.