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DeJohnette/Alias-Talking Drummers (VHS)

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This rare and extraordinary video takes you behind the scenes and into the recording studio with two world-class musicians. Performing on congas, djembes, shakers, trap set, log drums, ocarina and keyboards, Jack DeJohnette and Don Alias j...
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This rare and extraordinary video takes you behind the scenes and into the recording studio with two world-class musicians. Performing on congas, djembes, shakers, trap set, log drums, ocarina and keyboards, Jack DeJohnette and Don Alias joyously improvise an album of percussion-based works, creating, overdubbing, changing, editing - and you are here it see it all go down!

The performance scenes in the studio are intercut with fascinating and insightful conversations in which Jack and Don discuss their craft, musical influences, history, African tradition, percussion, spirituality and other topics related to their artistry. "Talking Drummers" is inspiring, moving and essential viewing for all musicians. From the lilting African Cowboy to the melodies of Maximum Concrete Respect and the African chant O Cho Zi, this video will delight and amaze you. The session culminates in Tales From the Woods, an absolutely mind-blowing jam with Don Alias wailing on traps and Jack DeJohnette improvising swirling melodies on keyboards.

Both Jack DeJohnette and Don Alias are innovative multi-instrumentalists, composers, producers, and band leaders who have performed and recorded with many of the most influential musicians of our time. The two met when they were in the Miles Davis band together, and between them their extensive credits read like a "who's who" in jazz and pop music. Jack's include Bill Evans, John Coltrane, John Abercrombie, Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Dave Holland and Pat Metheny. Don's include Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Mongo Santamaria, Herbie Hancock, Roberta Flacke, Joni Mitchell, Sting and Jaco Pastorious.

VHS format - 55 minutes

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