Synopsis by Sally Barber
Simon Phillips Returns is the world-famous drummer's second instructional video. Innovative and aggressive, Phillips has worked for the most prominent artists of his time, including Mick Jagger, Pete Townsend, and Frank Zappa. The percussionist gained wide prominence as a member of the band Toto. This video offers a study of Phillips' explosive playing. He covers snare drum tuning, practice routines, finger technique, and playing in odd times; he also offers a 15-minute free-form solo. Anthony Jackson and Ray Russell join Phillips in playing "Streetwise," "Harlem Nights," and "Protocol." Phillips explains his technique for each track. The video is appropriate for all ability levels.
drummer, percussion-instruments, solo, techniques