Drummer Talk

Antonio Sanchez on Improv Drumming the ‘Birdman’ Score

Birdman is a movie out in theaters starring Micheal Keaton and as it turns out has a very unique score.

Consisting almost entirely of drums, the score was improvisedby Antonio Sanchez (as in, Pat Metheny Antonio Sanchez) just one week before the release of the film. Says Sanchez,

One would think that drums would be monochromatic to achieve all the emotions you see. As a jazz drummer you learn to play from the softest ballads to the most hectic music. Technically from experience I know how to achieve those textures.

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