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Big Percussion

by Mike Henry

Percussion melodies that include world music with a taste of bebop and free jazz.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hippity Hop
2:20 album only
2. Gabriel Calling
1:04 album only
3. My Village
3:56 album only
4. When I Was a Cymbal
1:24 album only
5. DonnaLea Goes Uptown
2:41 album only
6. West Coast Snap
3:34 album only
7. Hedo
0:52 album only
8. Bata Coast
6:04 album only
9. Jungle Love
0:50 album only
10. Big Percussion
5:04 album only
11. The Drum
0:50 album only
12. DonnaLea Revisited
0:38 album only


Album Notes
I started this project with the desire to fuse different types of world and jazz music with traditional drumset. The inspiration for this CD was Michael Spiro's bata drumming and his lifelong dedication to the art form of percussion. We wrote and recorded Bata Coast as a blend of traditional bata drumming and American drumset. And the rest of the music evolved from there.

The Big Percussion project is about making drum music. Each track has a theme and unique style. West Coast Snap features brushes on the drumset and reflects my formative years in Los Angeles. My Village, Hippity Hop, DonnaLea Goes Uptown and Big Percussion were written and recorded by Mike Henry, Mike Mizma and James Metcalfe playing djembe, congas, penny whistle, tambourine, slit drums, drumset, shakers, and drum machine. Gabriel Calling and Hedo feature Mike Henry on drumset and Dennis Dotson on trumpet in free-form duets.



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you don't have to be a drummer to enjoy
Enjoyable, throughout. Each piece is its own, but the total creates a strong, grooving feel. All the drums sound great, and production is spot-on. You don't have to be a drummer to enjoy this work; but if you are, you will appreciate it even more.