A superbly atmospheric John Barry score effectively conveyed the mood of swinging London for this 1965 film by Richard Lester. Usually playing around with variations of the haunting main theme, Barry used vivacious horns, melancholic strings, and above all a groovy jazz organ (played by Alan Haven). A couple of the tracks don't work well in isolation: the vaudevillian "Something's Up!," and the vocal version of the main theme (not used in the film) by mediocre singer Johnny De Little. But overall, it's got a consistently captivating groove, rating as one of Barry's best scores.
The smooth jazz genre in the 2000s and 2010s has had two very vocal apostles in Kirk Whalum and Jonathan Butler, who made gospel albums to complement their more mainstream output, and have spoken freely on-stage about their faith.
This is the first instructional program by drummer's drummer and Grammy Award winner Steve Jordan, who offers a fascinating look into how and why he plays. Long awaited by drummers around the world, this DVD includes live performances by Bob Cranshaw, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, and Bernie "Dr. Woo" Worrell. It also features commentary from Jackson Browne, Leroy Clouden, Levon Helm, Keith Richards, and the late Timothy White, Billboard editor-in-chief."One of the funkiest drummers of all time? Steve Jordan shows he's all that and more on this excellent DVD, a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the legendary groove-maker." —William F. Miller, Editorial Director, Modern Drummer Magazine
'The Story of Funk: One Nation Under a Groove' is a documentary telling the story of the history of funk music. In the 1970s in America, it became a nation under a spell of irresistible new style of music. It bursts into the black community under a time of self-discovery, struggle and social change. The documentary explores the fun and futuristic music that had changed America with its new edge to the meaning of culture with fashion, space-age vision and street-wise slang. The change also gave a platform for a new philosophy, belief system and lifestyle for the black-Americans.
Learn to think & feel bass with this versatile studio bassist. Understand the essential relationship between the bass & drums. Develop your knowledge, feel, & technique with examples of rock & R&B grooves, various right-hand approaches, muting & more. Practical, easy-to-understand.
The Art and Science of Groove is the first ever collection of vital tools and exercises designed specifically to enhance your playing with a positive groove, time after time. Benny Greb introduces the five core elements of Time, Feel, Sound, Body and Mind, offering straightforward solutions that can be applied to any musical style in order to generate a solid and consistent groove, leaving nothing to luck.