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MauriceK, caught between dev and drums » With madness in the limbs…

November 5, 2006

With madness in the limbs…

Category: Music — kaldor @ 3:16 pm

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After some talks yesterday about a certain drummer with a friend, I think he is definetely worth blogging about. So today’s topic is: Akira Jimbo.

Akira is a famous japanese drummer. He started drumming at a very old age of 18 during university. His drumming is mostly known because of heavy usage of triggers and MIDI during his play. You might want to take a look at one song from him available at DrummerWorld:

Sunshine

It is one of the examples what makes him unique. At YouTube you can find a lot more examples of his playing. I thought for the most readers, a play-along of the Mission impossible theme might be best to follow.
So beside his heavy usage of MIDI pads, what makes him unique you might ask? Well, from my point of view it is mostly the fact, that he usually has no leading hand. Most drummers play the four bar on the left feet and also eight,quarter, 16th notes with the strong hand. Akira only uses his left feet for staying in time and plays the melody with the “free” hand. It is most impressive.

In addition to this, his playing to the metronom is absolutely great. Most drummers (and also me) get too static when the click goes in eighth or even 16th notes. I personally concentrate to much on being on time than letting it roll and stay straight automatically in these cases. Therefore I prefer 4th notes on the metronome as it gives me freedom to improvise between the two clicks. But Akira has no problem letting it still sound extremly variable and refreshing.

I hope I could give you a short impression of one of the drummers who inspire me day for day. Of course I could write about all the other drummers like

but it is just a capture in time. Maybe this will come at one point in time…

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    You could rather describe Akira as a complete Band ;)
    He is really amazing. I wonder where he hides his 4 other arms, when he’s not playing :-D

    Greetz

    Comment by Das Jott — November 6, 2006 @ 1:33 pm


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    […] Keyboard? But you were the drummer? Well, correct. You might remember some older blog entry about Akira Jimbo, and how much I am fascinated about him and his idea to enhance the rhythm section by MIDI […]

    Pingback by MauriceK, caught between dev and drums » Instrument enhancements… — November 8, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

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