Also, here’s Jojo speaking at a TEDxZurich.
Although a promo video for Sabian’s new Omni line, the idea of bringing two drummers and two bassist for a 4-man funk jam is pretty unique.
Sometimes it can be difficult to picture our drumming heros playing outside of their “comfort zone,” so to speak, so it’s refreshing when they step out of themselves and let loose a bit. We’re so used to Jojo Mayer being eternally precise and accurate, but in this video he’s slappin’ them skins Bonham style!
NOTE: Please watch this for the drumming only because, dear Lord, the vocalist is awful.
This past Friday (Feb 28th), several of us Visible School drummers saw Jojo Mayer in clinic at the Memphis Drum Shop. Let me tell you… it was a sight to see.
After the typical introductions from his sponsors, Jojo began giving a brief history of drummers and the lineage of drumming from old school Dixie-land jazz to modern rock. He asserted that anytime something big was happening in music, there was a great drummer that was an integral part of it, mentioning drummers like Gene Krupa, Baby Dodds, and Buddy Rich of older jazz and then people like John Bonham and Stewart Copeland for more modern rock. Read more
Hudson Music has recently added a lot of new videos to their YouTube channel. Most of the clips are sneak peeks at DVD released, but they are all worth a watch.
In case you didn’t know, Hudson Music has produced several of the top tier instructional DVDs out on the market today. They are AMAZINGLY well produced and feature A-list players strutting all their goods. Best of all, the DVDs are PACKED with content and resonably priced considering the amount of material you get. (For example, Thomas Lang’s Creative Control DVD clocks in at just over 5 hours, includes 2 Discs with charts, audio files, and more!)
I think these guys are at the top of the game right now and they are leading the DVD generation in instructional videos. Click more for some cool clips. Read more