I recently discovered we all have a different definition of "tight" so what I'll say is the band sound makes sense as a whole and is very reactive. Although I like the way your drummer plays it may add some "tightness" if he worked a little more within the rhythm section rather than punctuate the soloist that much. I was listening on pretty crappy headphones and I couldn't hear the bass very well so I can't tell you anything about it and that's a shame because a locked in bass & drums is really what makes or breaks it IMO.any feedback is good man thanks for listening.. what did you think of the group as a whole? did it sound tight to you?
This is a very important observation, IMO. The only thing I would disagree with is the "I think this good" part.It sounded to me like a lot of the time the drummer is listening to him/herself, not the solo, which I think is very good.
How can a solo be "essential" ???This is a very important observation, IMO. The only thing I would disagree with is the "I think this good" part.It sounded to me like a lot of the time the drummer is listening to him/herself, not the solo, which I think is very good.
I'd put it this way: I think this is more than good, it's essential!
I think this got lost in translation. As I read it - Joe Giardullo thought Pete Thomas was saying that he thought a drummer listening to a solo was good whereas JG said that was essential. However, JG missed that Pete was actually saying that the solo was good but that the drummer didn't appear to support that because they weren't supporting the solo.How can a solo be "essential" ???
No, I meant the opposite.When Pete wrote "the drummer is listening to him/herself, not the solo, which I think is very good", I took that to mean that listening to him/herself and not the soloist was the "very good thing".
That's what I think is essential. It is a part of my musical aesthetic and has been for 40 years. I know it is not something that is generally thought to be a good thing, but I see it as an essential component of modern music, and I listen to a lot of music that starts from that point of view.
I thought that was the point Pete was making and I was happy to see a post with that point of view. Now, I'm not sure if that is what Pete was saying.
It's called "independence".No, I menat the opposite.
That it is a very bad thing for the drummer to not be listening to the soloist, but that the solo was a good solo.
I can't imagine how, in this style of music, it could be good or essential for the drummer to not be listening to the rest of the band.
Nothing wrong with thatIt's called "independence".
I agree that can be very true, I personally I dislike it when a drummer starts playing too closely with what I do as soloist.In my experience, when a player follows too closely what another player is doing, more is lost than gained.