Synopsis by Mark Deming
Drummer John Blackwell, who developed his sharp, funky style playing with Patti LaBelle and Prince, shows off some of his secrets in this educational program. In John Blackwell: Technique Grooving and Showmanship, the drummer discusses his key influences, demonstrates exercises which can help hone your chops, explains the fine art of constructing a solo, and shows how to put more groove and style into your performances. The video also includes footage of Blackwell in action with his jazz-funk ensemble, Matrix.
concert-footage, drums, funk-music, jazz, music-lessons, percussion-instruments, techniques