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Gear

Vintage Sonor Rosewood Champion Rare​ Drum Set Unboxing 1973 & 1975​​

Rosewood exterior Sonor drums are scarce. – A friend of had a set and then ordered the same set in different size. Here’s just a quick unboxing video.

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Apps Gear

Improvisation Drumming – Workout with Propellerhead’s Figure app

I wouldn’t define this as jazz improvisation but it sure is fun. I call it free-form jazz rock fusion electronic something.

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Viola Smith

Viola Smith America’s Original Hep Girl – Female Drummer

Viola Smith is known as one of America’s very first professional Female drummers, she was often referred to as “The Female Gene Krupa.” Born in 1912, these clips are from her 100th birthday.

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Viola Smith

Female Jazz Drummers

In 1942, drummer Viola Smith sent shock waves through the jazz world by claiming in Down Beat magazine that “hep girls” could sit in on any jam session and hold their own. In Women Drummers: A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country, Angela Smith takes Viola at her word, offering a comprehensive look at the world of professional drumming and the women who had the courage and chops to break the barriers of this all-too-male field.

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Apps

Jazz SessionBand Chord-Based Audio Loop app for iOS

I get asked all the time if people can use the tracks I made for making their own songs. I can not give permission on SessionBand app’s behalf. They offer a non-exclusive license agreement if you buy the app.