An unusual double CD set that contains a “best-of” audio CD to Dave Weckl’s own choice of ten selections from the recordings of the Dave Weckl Band and a. Album · · 10 Songs. Available with an Apple Music subscription. Try it free. Dave Weckl: The Zone. As the marketing info states, this two-disc CD/DVD set is “ a perfect gift for anyone who has ever dreamed of playing the.
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Social Media Music Jeff Goldblum: Sexy Trippy All Moods. A too-good-to-be-true package for aspiring jazz drummers everywhere, this incredible product features one disc of the best selections of the legendary fusion drummer’s last three Stretch Records releases, and a special DVD with highlights from his three instructional videos put out by Carl Fischer.
Steve Tavalione is also featured in sax on a few cuts, as is guitarist Frank Gambale — all the best Los Angeles fusion freaks.
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Part two concerns how and what to practice to achieve natural movement, a flowing motion by which the body dictates pulse. The ten tracks arguably feature some of modern jazz fusion’s most adventurous jams and give hope that the genre that’s not either traditional or smooth jazz can still thrive. The highlight of the DVD occurs during this segment, some partial performance footage of Weckl on a Yamaha Hipgig kit in an acoustic jazz quartet setting with saxophonist Ernie Watts.
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The same sort of powerfully electric, intensely rhythmic horn-section vibe pervades the disc, with Weckl experimenting with meters and bringing in outside percussion on occasion. Not a Hollywood Square Jazz in Focus: Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
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Dave Weckl: The Zone
Disc two is a DVD video sampler containing highlights from Weckl ‘s three instructional videos available from Carl Fischerin which the drummer provides insights into how to play effortlessly and organically or “In the Zone”how to develop technique, how to practice, and how to develop an original sound. Weckl writes in his liner notes that to him The Zone is a state “in which everything appears to be working on its own, with no effort involved.
Luck Seven Brandon Dxve. Technique is the focus of part one, as guest expert Freddy Gruber who has also influenced Steve Smith, Neil Peart and Adam Nussbaum, among others appears in a cameo illustrating the proper stroke. Weckl apparently wishes to narrow these personal decisions down a bit, since this segment alone contains more product placement than some full-length Hollywood motion pictures. The video concludes with a replay of the same solo used at the opening, shot artfully from behind, complete with smoke effects.
The funk-drenched “Wet Skin” is Weckl ‘s retro-soul-minded tribute to James Brownwith Wecil Fields ‘ sax doubling ensembling with Jay Oliver ‘s sly organ harmonies and Buzz Feiton’s crisp and punch-rock guitar licks.