"The God of drums is smiling on the Talkit drum."

 Mickey Hart     2/27/02

COOL LINKS for Mickey Hart
http://www.mhart.com    "The World of Mickey Hart "     This is Mickey's Homepage.  Lots of
good info and links.
http://www.mhart.com/Pages/books.html#Anchor-Drumming-47857      Book "Drumming at
the Edge of Magic" A Journey into the Spirit of Percussion
http://www.mhart.com/Pages/books.html#Anchor-Planet-11481    Book  "Planet Drum"
A Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm
http://www.mhart.com/Pages/sispgs/sis.html     Book  "Spirit into Sound"  The Magic of Music

    "B-Rad Percussion's Drums have a permanent place in my
arsenal of sounds and colors. These drums have fire, and speak
with a voice of warmth, soul, and sensitivity.  Every time I play
them,  I feel like I'm transported  'home' ".

    Bashiri Johnson

COOL LINKS for Bashiri Johnson
http://www.bashirijohnson.com Bashiri's homepage
http://www.ilio.com/artists/johnson.html  Bashiri's bio on ilio.com
http://www.ilio.com/ilio/ethno/    ETHNO-TECHNO   Excellent CD   of percussion samples
and loops  (Ilio)
http://www.ilio.com/spectrasonics/supreme/  SUPREME BEATS  Excellent CD  of
percussion samples and loops  (Spectrasonics)
http://www.kurzweilmusicsystems.com/html/bashiri.html      Up From The Curb Excellent CD
of percussion samples and loops (Kurzweil)
http://www.vicfirth.com/news/marcoscorner/NAMM2001/24.html   Bashiri Johnson
Timbale Sticks/TimbaleMallets (Vic Firth)
Bashiri Johnson Cyclops Shaker (LP)

    "When King Crimson  took a break around 1996 I went on
the search for  new Crimson colors. One search was for the
old Italian Timpani pedal floor  tom toms I had played years ago.
I heard  the legendary Emil Richards might have one in his  vast
array of unique percussion  instruments,   but instead  I saw
one of Brad's pedal drums and knew I had to have it.  It was the
perfect earthy gulping tom I had dreamed of playing in a trap kit
and it  help provide a  distinct contrast to conventional toms.
When Crimson returned to tour Europe  &  North America,  the
last tours of the KC double trio,  I took Brad's beast around the
world and in another strange case of syncronicity,  Bill Bruford
also arrived for those tours with a pedal drum. . .the old Italian
Timpani  pedal floor tom. You can hear Brads beast on
'Vrooom Vrooom' by King Crimson."

Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson

 COOL LINKS for Pat Mastelotto
   http://www.krimson-news.com/ (this site has Pat's road cam in the upper left directory)
   http://www.disciplineglobalmobile.com/index.htm (this site has diaries and reviews)
   http://www.mastica.net/  Mastica
   http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/257/mastica.html  Mastica
   http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/268/bpmm.html    BPM&M site


    "The Talkit drum adds an earthy dimension to my set up. The
fact that I can have this sound with the use of sticks and still play
the rest of my kit in a normal fashion is totally hip."
                         Brannen Temple


COOL LINKS for Brannen Temple

http://www.music2u.com/brannentemple/          Drummer Brannen Temple - Official Site
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hotbutt   HOT BUTTERED RHYTHM: Hot Buttered Rhythm
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hotbutt2    HOT BUTTERED RHYTHM: BlackSoundSploitation
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/blaze2    BLAZE 2  Say What Now?  Quintet formatted Jazz
(w/ guest guitarist Robben Ford) that has bump, thump and  safistication.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/blaze         BLAZE   Sultry, lush and occasionally funky
traditional quintet jazz.

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