Thursday, December 04, 2008

Give The Drummer Some

Bernard Purdie
"Groove Lesson (video)" from Groove Workshop, Japan (200x, YouTube)
"Give The Drummer Some (interview)" from Red Bull Music Academy, Rome (2004, Red Bull Music Academy)

"Whether it's James Brown or Aretha Franklin, jazz heavyweights like Jimmy Smith or Galt MacDermot, firing Latin leaders like Pucho and Mongo Santamaria or even - controversially - The Beatles, his innate timekeeping has provided the foundation for innumerable hit tracks, and the Purdie break has become the stuff of drum folklore." - Red Bull Music Academy

Excerpt from the interview:

There's a rumor...

Bernard Purdie: No, no, no.

That nobody really ever confirmed - that you may have fixed some of The Beatles tracks that Ringo Starr played (laughter)?

Bernard Purdie: ...There are four drummers on The Beatles music, and Ringo's not one of them...


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