What a great way to spend Sunday afternoon laying some improvised grooves with the local drummers in Montreal, Canada, as part of my overseas trip in July. My new friend and I started this rhythmic pattern and everyone joined in and got into the drumming spirit. It’s amazing how much listening goes on when performing/improvising with a group for the first time. Everyone is locked in to their own rhythm and collectively it evolves as a whole ensemble with intricate rhythms and it sounds amazing. It might of course sound like a bunch of drum noise to the untrained ear. But when everything is clicking, it sounds fantastic and creates a real buzz amongst not only the drummers, but the listening audience as well.
- Video of my friend and I Laying down some grooves, whilst other follow.
2. Video of some audience enjoying the rhythm and getting into the spirit.
3. Big drum group jamming away.
4. Drum and dance troupe on the streets of Montreal.
5.Photos of the improvised drum performance.