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This is the first of, I'm sure, several videos investigating the style of one of the most unique and iconic jazz drummers alive, Mr. Marcus Gilmore. (You know anytime somebody includes "Mister" before the name of a dude he's introducing, he's a little star-struck, and I'm no exception. I'm not even interviewing the guy and I can't help calling him "mister".)
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Anyway, in the words of Jay Kay, "it's hard to know where to begin" in reverse-engineering Marcus' playing. But I took a stab. Instead of transcribing a couple of licks that you can deploy verbatim in inappropriate places, like every other channel on the internet (sorry - couldn't resist), I try to give you two concepts to practice, step-by-steeze (yes, I really just wrote that) to make a couple of core Macrus elements your own.
Without further ado, I give you....Marcus.
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