*Swear we saw Al Dimeloa getting on the good foot
*Celebrate the return of the king...of afrobeat drumming
*Load our 5A hornets with words of wisdom from hall-of-fame drummer, Hal Blaine
*Take refuge on the planet Kobaia with visionary French drummer, Christian Vander
...then exit stage left once and for all, with the music still playing
This 31st edition of ATG, first webcast in September of 2010, is the final installment of our periodic program, Odds and Sods, featuring recordings old and new of pressing interest to drummers and other connoisseurs of high art and the fundamental wisdom of the big beat. After more than four years of custom-made webcasting, and 150 hours of DJ hosted, drum domintated music, Ain’t That a Groove will stop producing new shows this May, but not to worry, for the webcast will remain on the air for at least another year featuring archived editions of the show. Regrettably, your host has too many creative projects piled up in the garage and in the ol noggin to continue producing the webcast at the level of quality you’ve come to expect from this unique, microniche webcast.
Today’s marathon webcast has a running time of approximatley nine hours and includes 55 recordings and 75 drummers. That’s 13 sets of music, including rock and pop, fusion and funk, undiscovered classics, contemporary jazz, and world music, plus one distributed set of slow songs what got drum tracks worthy of your attention. Of particular importance on today’s webcast are the following:
*Jeff Watt’s cover of bjork’s newly emerging classic, 107 steps
*Oz Noy’s new and improved definition of fusion
*a little-known treatment of an oldy-but-goldie courtesy drummer Hal Blaine.
*The illuminated delerium of Christian Vander’s rock opera, MDK, just
arriving on mother earth from a deep space transmission originally
solarcast on stardate 30315
*A brief and finally futile analysis of the four-handed drumming algorhythm known as Dafnis Prieto
As always, I do all of the research and production for the webcast, and pay all of the fees, but derive no income or perks of any kind from the endeavor. It's just for kicks.
Until we meet again, I’m BK, in Phoenix, Arizona, reminding you to keep it funky, and let the drummer kick…