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Steve Smith Drum Legacy: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Steve Smith Drum Legacy Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Actors: Steve Smith, John Riley
Director: Rob Wallis
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2008     5hr 0min

Studying the drum giants who came before is one of the keys to developing an understanding of music and finding your own voice on the drums. This highly educational DVD set presents a musical analysis and discussion of som...  more »


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Actors: Steve Smith, John Riley
Director: Rob Wallis
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals
Studio: Hudson Music
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/17/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Covers the subject well - subtitles would be nice though
A C SHIELDS | melbourne , australia | 01/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I also have Steve's 'US Beat' DVD which is similar to this one in that it tries to take a very broad subject and present it without explaining too much or leaving too much out. It must be hard to know how to start on such a broad subject and to know how much to assume the drummer already knows or understands, but Steve manages to do it.
The recommended listening information is great too, because once you get into jazz drumming, you can be spending a lot of money and time to find the recordings! It is a great all round package, but it is not for beginners."
Giant Legacy passed on by a Giant Drum Legend
Ramkumar Swaminathan | 08/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Steve Smith Jazz Legacy DVD Review

Steve Smith has, yet again, given us a wealth of information that will surely send us back to the woodshed for months to come. This double DVD/CD set is a must have for drummers, regardless of their playing level and style of music they are into. If you are a jazz drummer or call yourself a drummer who also plays Jazz, then this DVD is for you, as it analyzes the playing styles of several ground breaking Jazz drummers who have laid down the vocabulary of jazz drumming. If you have analyzed some of these "Giant" drummers yourself, this DVD only reinforces those fundamentals and concepts, along with apt demonstration and application of those concepts by Master Drummer Steve Smith himself. This DVD is also for Jazz musicians, enthusiasts, educators, as well as critics who can get deep insight into the playing styles and analysis of Giant drummers, like Max (Roach), Elvin (Jones), Tony (Williams), Art (Blakey), Philly (Joe Jones) to name a few, all of whom have come up with drumming styles that complement the advancement of the art of Jazz compositions as well as influenced their peer musicians to compose and play differently. Also sitting on the analyst chair is Jazz Drum Guru John Riley, who has authored the Art of Bop drumming, Beyond Bop drumming, and Jazz Drummer's workshop. The performances on this double DVD/CD are stunning, executed with the absolute command and mastery of the instrument. The conversations happening between John and Steve are enlightening in itself. Also shown are clips of some of the Giants playing their signature licks. Steve also goes head to head with himself, trading licks, at the end. You be the Judge! A Giant Drumming Legacy is being passed on to us by a Giant Drumming Legend, Steve Smith!
Steve Smith Drum Legacy
R. J. O. trey | California, USA | 01/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This follow up to the Steve's History of the Beat DVD worth every penny, Highly recommended for aspiring big band and/or small group jazz players intersted in a study of standards and the musicians who became legends from playing them. Thanks Steve"
Steve smith- drums giant!
fnhq71 | 09/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"in this educational dvd steve explains and demonstrate the playing of jazz drumers giants. he also takes it one step beyond and explain how you can orcastrate it on the drums. doing so he had opened my mind and gave me a better understanding of jazz plaing. offcourse, you can adopt alot of the ideas to rock and other styles of music. buy it!"