This remarkable three-disc set - two DVDs and a play-along CD - takes a unique look at the art of playing with brushes. Brush masters Billy Hart, Eddie Locke, Joe Morello, Chari Persip, and Ben Riley, join drumming greats, Adam Nussbaum and Steve Smith, as they demonstrate and discuss their distinctive brush styles.
All seven artists were filmed playing the same tempos and feels, including 4/4 and 3/4 swing at several different tempos as well as ballads and Latin feels, and each was then interviewed about each performance. By watching these performances back to back, viewers will gain insight into the approaches and techniques of each drummer and will be able to apply these concepts to their own brush playing.
The third disc, a 17-track play-along CD, includes ten tracks that each artist played with, plus seven additional tracks, allowing you to practice with the same music.
Conceived and co-produced by Nussbaum and Smith, this timeless document is an educational and inspirational resource that will never go out of date and is certainly one that belongs in every drummer's library!
I have looked for a long time for books or DVD's that help with the use of brushes. There are many items available for all types of drumming but brushes, no. I was very pleased to find this set of DVD's, however, I found them interesting but after a while boring. Some of the musicians where unable to explain in words what they were doing, in fact they just played. I have come to the conclusion that when playing with bushes there are no specific rules or disciplines, as long as your technique produces the required result then go for it. Along with a previously purchased book showing basic brush rudiments, the DVDs are very useful. Anonymous
- (Romford, United Kingdom)