Me Drummer Me Smash

Author: Jason Varley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544732213
Size: 41.25 MB
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'Me Drummer, Me Smash' is a 34 page paperback children's book authored by veteran drummer Jason Varley. Illustrated by Sukhada Deshpande, 'Me Drummer, Me Smash' contains 31 wonderful full color illustrations. The book tells the story of a young boy who, with the help of his mom and dad, discovers his passion for drumming.

The Drummer S Time

Author: Rick Mattingly
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634001468
Size: 38.56 MB
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Presents a collection of interviews with such jazz drummers as Joe Morello, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams.

The Great Drummers R B Funk Soul

Author: JIM PAYNE
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609745825
Size: 12.28 MB
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This 248 page book is an exciting documentation of the innovative period of the '60s and '70s when the rhythm of popular music was changed forever. Featured here are biographies, interviews, discographies and rare archival photos of more than 20 great drummers of R&B, funk and soul, including the drummers of James Brown, Earth, Wind and Fire, Otis Redding and Sly and the Family Stone. the true originators of the modern hip-hop beats tell their stories, and the history of the funk comes to life. Appropriate for music fans of all kinds, and all drummers: beginners thru advanced.

The Velvet Lounge

Author: Gerald Majer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510128
Size: 57.65 MB
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Troubled urban neighborhoods and jazz-club havens were the backdrop of Gerald Majer's life growing up in sixties and seventies Chicago. The Velvet Lounge, an original hybrid of memoir, biography, and musical description, reflects this history and pursues a sustained meditation on jazz along with a probing exploration of race and class and how they defined the material and psychic divides of a city. With the instrument of a supple, lyrical prose style, Majer elaborates the book's themes through literary and intellectual forays as carefully constructed and as passionately articulated as a jazz master's solo. Throughout the work, issues of identity and culture, art and politics achieve a rare immediacy, as does the music itself. In portraits of Jimmy Smith, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Sun Ra, and others, Gerald Majer conveys the drama and artistry of their music as well as the personal hardships many of them endured. Vivid descriptions and telling historical anecdotes explore the music's richness through a variety of political, social, and philosophical contexts. The Velvet Lounge, named after the famous Chicago club, is also one of the few works to consider the music of such avant-garde jazz musicians as Fred Anderson, Andrew Hill, and Roscoe Mitchell. In doing so, Majer builds a bridge from the traditionalist view of jazz to the world of contemporary innovators, casts a new light on the music and its makers, and traces connections between jazz art and postmodernist thought. Present throughout Majer's spirited encounters with the worlds of jazz is Majer himself. We hear and appreciate the music through his individual sensibilities and experiences. Majer recounts growing up in racially divided Chicago—his trips to the famed Maxwell Street market, his wanderings among its legendary jazz clubs, his riding the El, and his working in a jukebox factory. We witness his awakening to the music at a crossroads of the intimately personal and the intellectually provocative.