Mel Lewis with Friedrich Gulda 'Music for Piano and Band' Eurojazzorchestra Vienna 1964

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Mel Lewis on Drums with his famous Avedis 20" with TWO chunks of metal cut out. Wien 64

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Wow! That ride sounds so good. Thanks for posting this video!

Author — The Jazz Drums!

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Gulda never ceases to amaze me. What great Beethoven and Mozart specialist can write an exciting chart for big band like that and play jazz piano at that level? Only one - Gulda, the genius.

Author — vova47

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It is only a matter of that famous old Avedis Cymbal...

Author — Matthias Kuert

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Where is the 20" Avedis on Mel's kit?

Author — Leedysgladstones

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I was there ....was 15n and decided to play jazz drums...

Author — peter grueneis

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...bass drum mounted cymbal stand (stop at 0;03)

Author — Matthias Kuert

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@ laconic:
this is an excerpt of a 20minute piece.
the end, to be exact.
better not judge like this, unlike you can a post a better chart - of yours!

Author — matthias fuchs

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@paulgulda1: Ah, yes the old "how dare you express an opinion--I don't see you doing any better" line. It's an ad hominem argument and sorry, those don't fly with me. I know a lot of people mistake ad hominems for valid reasoning, but that still doesn't make it so.

The 2 mins in this video are boring. If the rest of the chart is better, great. That still doesn't change how boring the end is.

Author — laconicsax

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I think you misunderstand me. The band sounds great but the chart is boring as hell.

Author — laconicsax

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What a boring video. Mel's great, but this video is 2 minutes of nothing happening.

Author — laconicsax

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To me any instrumentation for more than 6 musicians (especially galores of Hollywood) is very much in danger of loosing impact no matter how many violins are added or how loud the crowd of bugles are told to blow. Duke Ellington was a minimalist in nature which is one reason why he avoided this danger.

Author — Littlewhitelephant Kiehl