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(YouTube) Video Best percussionist ever? Your list fails because Mongo Santamaria, born this day in 1917, is not on it   (youtube.com) divider line 32
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2011-04-07 09:23:05 AM  
mongo only pawn in game of life
 
2011-04-07 09:25:52 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: mongo only pawn in game of life


"Mongo! Santa Maria!" (runs away)
 
2011-04-07 09:55:42 AM  
Mongo Santamaria? That is a weird way to spell Art Blakey.
 
2011-04-07 10:03:32 AM  
My list only has Zakir Hussain on it, and is therefore correct.
 
2011-04-07 10:05:14 AM  
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Approves of these comments
 
2011-04-07 10:06:36 AM  
Did you mean Saxophonist? Ok, probably not the best but pretty damn near.
 
2011-04-07 10:17:48 AM  

Gulper Eel: Dead for Tax Reasons: mongo only pawn in game of life

"Mongo! Santa Maria!" (runs away)


For some reason I always laugh uncontrollably at that guy. He should have won an Oscar.
 
2011-04-07 10:54:14 AM  
Mongo like candy!
 
2011-04-07 11:28:57 AM  
Ray Barretto
Armando Peraza
Airto
 
2011-04-07 11:31:26 AM  
I'm at a loss coming up with a Christopher Columbus joke. Somebody else do it.
 
2011-04-07 11:38:27 AM  
That sax aint too shabby either!
 
2011-04-07 11:41:18 AM  
 
2011-04-07 12:29:43 PM  

Honest Bender: Better precussionist (new window)


That sucks more than when that idiot Tommy Lee did it.
 
2011-04-07 12:56:42 PM  
Gavrilo Princip
 
2011-04-07 01:13:31 PM  
So, one day, Mongo gets out of his cage...
 
2011-04-07 01:22:57 PM  

Honest Bender: Better precussionist (new window)


Not sure if serious...
 
2011-04-07 02:00:32 PM  
i53.tinypic.com

This guy was pretty scary looking.
 
2011-04-07 03:02:20 PM  

Honest Bender: Better precussionist (new window)


No.
 
2011-04-07 03:52:29 PM  

Honest Bender: Better precussionist (new window)


Just because I hate Slipnot, eat this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV7AU78VeBc&feature=related

Also, the audio quality is POOR.
 
2011-04-07 03:55:19 PM  
Also, by saying the audio quality is POOR, I'm not implying that the performance is so great that it makes up for the fact that the audio quality is POOR, I'm just saying. The audio quality is POOR.
 
2011-04-07 07:36:43 PM  

Gulper Eel: Dead for Tax Reasons: mongo only pawn in game of life

"Mongo! Santa Maria!" (runs away)


That's the last joke I ever got out of that movie. Before last year, I did not know there was someone with that name. Once I found out, I laughed like a damned fool.
 
2011-04-07 09:25:57 PM  
question for the sax players...is he using some sort of circular breathing technique? I've heard of it but never seen it in action. (guitar player)
 
2011-04-07 09:28:46 PM  
The cow bell dude knows where it's at.
 
2011-04-07 09:52:48 PM  
Tito Puente would like to have a word with you.
 
2011-04-07 10:00:58 PM  
Sometimes I get the feeling that people think Zakir Hussain is the best and only tabla player.

Nope^
 
2011-04-07 10:25:04 PM  
Subby didn't even link to the best version of the song on youtube (new window).

Mongo was the man. A legend on the congos.
 
2011-04-08 12:51:45 AM  
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"MONGO! SANTAMARIA!"
 
2011-04-08 12:52:38 AM  

Setion: Sometimes I get the feeling that people think Zakir Hussain is the best and only tabla player.


Certainly don't believe that he's the only one (Swapan Choudhury, Anindo Chatterjee, Achyut Ram Bandhari... there are dozens of great ones currently), nor that there's ever a quantifiable "best" when it comes to music. ZH is pretty universally respected, though, at least for his tabla skills. What makes him particularly interesting is his willingness to expand beyond tabla and even beyond Indian (Hindustani or Carnatic) traditions and to incorporate other kinds of drums and drumming into his work. As the heir to one of the great figures in the art (see today's Shankar thread), he can get away with experimentation that might be anathema to someone of a less-prestigious family or gharana, and that only adds to his stature.

/paging Tala-Walla to the thread
 
2011-04-08 11:08:16 AM  
Tremendous subtlety. Exceptional musicianship.
 
2011-04-08 06:23:29 PM  

Gulper Eel: "Mongo! Santa Maria!" (runs away)


As a lifelong lover of jazz AND an ardent fan of Mel Brooks, I am utterly ashamed to admit I never clued in to that joke in the movie until I saw this thread.

On the bright side, another excuse to watch Blazing Saddles again!
 
2011-04-09 01:26:29 AM  

GypsyJoker: Setion: Sometimes I get the feeling that people think Zakir Hussain is the best and only tabla player.


Certainly don't believe that he's the only one (Swapan Choudhury, Anindo Chatterjee, Achyut Ram Bandhari... there are dozens of great ones currently), nor that there's ever a quantifiable "best" when it comes to music. ZH is pretty universally respected, though, at least for his tabla skills. What makes him particularly interesting is his willingness to expand beyond tabla and even beyond Indian (Hindustani or Carnatic) traditions and to incorporate other kinds of drums and drumming into his work. As the heir to one of the great figures in the art (see today's Shankar thread), he can get away with experimentation that might be anathema to someone of a less-prestigious family or gharana, and that only adds to his stature.

/paging Tala-Walla to the thread


wow. my first page! Tabla geek in da house! Tabla is a whole other thing in percussion...no offense to any other tradition, but tabla is a WHOLE other thing. I studied with Pandit Suresh Talwalkar this Dec-Feb in Pune. He's not widely known outside the really geeky tabla circles, but does amazing things with focal points in the tala. Check Suresh's daughter and son, and the pakhawaj player in this video (new window) (14 beats). He's an amazing teacher, with a crazy deep knowledge of rhythm.

No one is the 'best' at anything. The farther you go into a subject like music, the deeper and wider it gets.
 
2011-04-09 02:19:13 PM  
Link (new window)

Would like to have a word with you.
 
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