Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hey, Joe, Where You Going With That Flammadiddle In Your Hand?

Joe Morello, Dave Brubeck's drummer.


Rob De Witt said...

Yowsir. THAT's a drummer.

I met him a few years after this at a concert by the DBQ in San Antonio. Hearing him improvise melodies in 5's and 7's on a drum kit had a profound affect on my sense of what time is. Wonderful

Dan Patterson said...

Being able to experience such wonderful expression is a gift, and one that I don't take lightly. Lovely.

How much distance is there between DBQ of 1960 with it's sense of style, class, and distinction and the inane antics of 2012? The threads of cool that run through some of the culture then are with us now, but are often hidden by the crude motives of envy, greed, and jealousy.

Desmond looks as if he were enjoying himself, as well he should.