I enjoy all of the drummers that Peter has brought in to play on his records, but I gotta say Manu is just on another planet. Each one has his own distinct style. Jerry and Ged are definitely very powerful and direct and anchor the bottom end of his grooves so well.
For me, Manu is one part rhythmatist, one part hypnotist. He slices and dices the groove, throws it into his cap, and brings out a whole new beat.
Check out this, among other Manu vids, with his appearances with jazz performers.
nechesh28 March 2009 at 3:49pmPosts: 1111 (0 today)Status: offline
Hey Piper, your link didn't work for me, but even without seeing it i must agree, Manu is my man as well.
MAK in the USA28 March 2009 at 4:29pmPosts: 3645 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry folks I have no idea what the problem is.
If you go to the actual YT site and type in Manu Katche drum solo grand, you'll get it and then some.
Once again, apologies for the misdirected links that just keep taking us to their main page instead of the specific link.
MAK in the USA28 March 2009 at 7:31pmPosts: 3645 (0 today)Status: offline
That's the ticket. And Jan Garbarek ain't half bad.
There are a number of fine albums that he and Manu have done together. I'd highly recommend Twelve Moons and
I Took Up the Runes.
Synnie28 March 2009 at 7:59pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you VERY much, PBJ!
I had a very special joy about this, because I have met Jan and Eberhard a few times, during my Jazzdays! They are still wellknown in Germany. And with Jan I have common friends and I still love to hear his sax. He is still one of the best players.
Great to hear them all playing with Manu!!!
Yes, he also is wonderfull in that video!
Ah, well, Jazz was not, what any Peter was into those days.
And maybe Manu also missed that free play. . .just a guess, if you ask me.