The Art of Hitting One Thing With Another

There’s a lot of different ways to play percussion. I try to explore different things, like hitting one instrument with another, using different implements, and just creating sound in any manner possible. Here is a clip with me playing a tambourine with a Regal Tip Ed Thigpen Brush, using my fingers, and stomping the stage to get a bass drum sound and some rattle from various cymbals sitting on the floor. The piece is based on a theme from the late Max Roach’s famous solo, Drums Unlimited.

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