Worth noting - the audio is almost twice as long as the video, and contains the unabridged interview and unabridged drumming audio clips
I first became aware of Kassa Overall when a friend recommended me to sub for him on a gig. Needless-to-say it was humbling to try to fill his shoes (and man would I like another shot at that now that I've figured out a few more things about the drums/music - such is life), and the Youtube Deep Dive the gig sent me down unearthed some gems.
"Who is this be-afroed bohemian who gives zero fucks?"
Welp, he's now the drummer for a little band called Steve Coleman and the Five Elements, a group that influenced me a ton growing up. It was serendipity when, in the process of filming an episode of my reality show, I happened to be back home visiting Montana, shedding at the house of a local drummer named Dick Ostheimer. It turned out Kassa had visited and hung with Dick as well just months earlier when he was in town with the Five Elements. On Dick's recommendation, I started checking out the Alan Dawson Rudimental Ritual again, and it was to Kassa that Dick sent me for advice . As you'll see in the video, we didn't talk much about the Ritual. (He showed me some "secret shit" at the beginning, with cameras off, though.) (Don't worry I'll disclose all when I finish the Rudimental Ritual Episode of the reality show.)
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