Kicking off with concert and
club performances that include a funky James Brown medley
comprising Sex Machine, It's A Man's World, and Cold Sweat before
slipping into the bluesy Back in Love Again, Vol. 1 provides a
close-up look at how Purdie's pulls, punches and 'ghost' notes on
the snare drum adds up to a very fine and funky feel. Just watch
that left hand stick dance on the snare! Purdie stirs it up before
closing out by grooving behind the Body Percussion Kids, in an
innovative display of rhythm in motion. A funky, feel good tape
that highlights the talents of Purdie and his band of world class
musicians. Funky, indeed!
up shots on techniques given through all volumes, as well as
Onstage with his band, Purdie
digs in latin-style. This is groovin' and coolin' stuff that is
fun and funky. When he moves into a New Orleans groove in a master
class setting, he lets the feel shuffle along all greasy and
slippery before sliding into a solo around that groovy feel. And
when it's 'Funky Time', Purdie lays it out before digging into
another solo. Then you'll see his 12/8 in action and get a great
demonstration of 'The Purdie Shuffle', that patented Purdie groove
drummers drool over. Now you can see how it's done… the real
thing up close. Finally Purdie teams up with a Kodo drummer for an
innovative mix of funk groove and Oriental rhythm, before closing
out by grooving with the Body Percussion Kids.
groove instrumental is a great revelation of Purdie's effect on
the music. It swings! It makes you feel good! Hear what the band
has to say about Purdie's approach to drumming before getting into
"The Purdie Shuffle." Listen, and see how it happens.
Get a close-up of Purdie's bass drum and hi-hat pedal action…it's
all-important stuff that will benefit any drummer's playing. And
Purdie reminds us all that his drumming includes a lot of cymbal
work, so he reveals his setup and what his sound is all about.
This final volume wraps up with Purdie laying down the groove as
the Body Percussion Kids demonstrate rhythm in motion. More great
playing… and a lot of inspiration for any drummer.