Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pete York's Super Drumming Vol 1|
Actors: Louis Bellson, Bill Bruford
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
This DVD, recorded in superb Dolby Digital 5.1, features some of the greatest drummers of all time in two outstanding recordings from 1987 & 1988! Features Louie Bellson, Bill Bruford, Billy Cobham, Ian Paice, Pete York, S... more »
Ernesto A. Brux | Heidelberg, Germany | 05/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first time I have seen Super Drumming was about 15 years ago in Germany. This DVD is a great Reference DVD for any Musician. Pete York did a hell of a job putting this DVD together. The sound is great and so is the picture. Featuring Louie Bellson, Gerry Brown, Bill Bruford, Billy Cobham, Dave Mattacks, Nicko McBrain, Nippy Noya, Ian Paice, Simon Phillips, Cozy Powell, Freddie Santiago, Zak Starkey and Pete York.
I've been playing drums for approx. 17 years and use this DVD to get "ideas". "Louie Bellson, Simon Phillips & Band: Laid Back Heart Attack Tango" - SUPER!!!. In addition, I also recommend the "Super Drumming" CDs!!!Keep the Groove going ... ;-)"
Ira S. Elliot | Brooklyn, NY | 03/22/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First let me point out that I'm a rock and roll drummer (been playing for over thirty years and work professionally as a drummer) and have little affinity for jazz or jazz fusion- gives me a headache mostly. So what you've got here are a few excellent drummers of various stripe playing horribly annoying jazz-rock compostions with super-naff German jazzbos on a high production set. If you could watch this with the sound turned off if might be really good but of course that defeats the purpose.
Sure, you've got Cobham and Bruford, Bellson and Phillips (good duet between these two) but please- Nikko McBrain? Cozy Powell? Nippy friggin' Noya? Even Ian Paice who I generally admire is trapped here playing some of the most wack-ass crap you've ever heard. And don't get me started on this Pete York character. Whatta corndog. My personal opinion is that he wangled this whole deal so he could get some air-time for his own dubious talent. He must have known someone at the TV station.
And as far as I can determine Dave Mattacks does not appear anywhere on this DVD. I know it says it on the cover but his name isn't in the menu. Maybe he's hiding in the back somewhere hoping no one sees him."
H. J. Voortwijs | 09/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great DVD and a must for every drummer. Some of the greatest drummers show there drumming, solo and with each other. Great sound quality and perfect images. I saw the actual TV series back in the 80's and I'm glad that they finaly put in on DVD."