Required Reading refers to the necessity that you, the music student, read this book! Lauded as some of the best educational publications available, the manuscripts covered in this series come highly recommended to anyone interested in expanding ability and musicality.
Many of my students are looking for compact charts to help them learn songs, but may find many traditional resources provide too much or too little information. Looking for a custom, concise chart of your favorite tune? Contact me and I can make it happen for you!
A partial transcription of a gnarly tune from Gruvis Malt called "Aggression" from their album ...With The Spirit of a Traffic Jam.
If you haven't heard of this band, seriously scope them out.
Behold! At once fluid, disjointed and mystifying, Philly Joe's drumming is unparalleled. Starting at 7:22 in the track, Philly trades fours with Coltrane, Cannonball, Miles, Bill Evans... whew.
Dig in particular the third set of fours he throws out there - a nearly untranscribable Philly Joe-ism that I would personally dedicate to the great Jim Paxson. Long live the masters!
Grady Hoss "Over & Out" EP album sampler Part 1
Check out a sample of a few tunes from the upcoming Grady Hoss EP. We threw in a montage of pics taken by Keith Emmerich and Steve MacLaren from the recording sessions to share with you guys! Stay tuned to the Grady FB page for when the release date will be! Cheers!Posted by Grady Hoss & The Sidewinders on Saturday, August 1, 2015
The new EP from country-western originals Grady Hoss & The Sidewinders.
Featuring an ace lineup of seasoned players, including: Dusty Reigns, Bucky Vennerson, Jebediah Barnswallow, Grady Hoss and Earl Smokesman.*
Recorded in February of 2015 in McSherrystown, PA, this collection of tunes was penned by Hoss and the boys and tracked in a weekend. Highlights "These Lonely Nights", "Birdfeeder", "Philly I Love You (But You're Bring'n Me Down)" and three more songs round out this EP with a classic vibe and smooth swagger.
*Dan O'Neill-bass, Vince Federici-guitar, Dave Van Allen-pedal steel, Lance Davis-vocals, and Charlie Heim-drums, respectively.
UPDATE November 2015: Due to some Hollywood wrangling, the title of this picture has been changed for publication and release. What once was Makin' Wookie is now Jedi Junior High!
Original Post: Sep 14, 2012
I recorded drums and percussion for the soundtrack of this soon-to-be-released documentary.
The music was written by David Decker of NeoSonic Productions, and it was a lot of fun recording (and engineering some of) these tracks! Stay tuned for the film's impending release
CHARLIE HEIM - drums, arranging
JOSHUA MACHIZ - bass, arranging
ALAN ENS - guitar, vocals/lyrics, arranging, keys, producing, some engineering, cover design/layout
"...a thick, sweaty psychedelic funk masterpiece." - Philadelphia Magazine