If I could be like any drummer in the world I think Kiko Freitas is the one I would want to emulate. I’ve been working on the first pages of his recent book – The Brazilian Groove Book. It outlines Kiko’s unique approach to playing Brazilian rhythms on the drumset and provides an in depth study guide to modern Brazilian drumset playing. I saw Kiko playing a couple of years ago at the Union Chapel with Joao Bosco. It was… Read More »Kiko Freitas Talks To Edu Ribeiro
I am going to see Jo?o Bosco perform in London in July. I’m hoping that the brilliant Brazilian Drummer Kiko Freitas will be there making it all groove. Here’s a recent clip from the vicinity of Kiko’s right elbow backing up the aforementioned Mr Bosco. Muito legal!
Just a quickie to let you know that the Samba and Bossa book (wot I reviewed in my last post) by the Cruise Ship Drummer is now available in dead tree format. Also the Book of The Blog 2014 is out. It’s a compendium of last year’s posts including stuff on jazz and Afro-Cuban drumming, snare drum exercises and transcriptions of drum parts in a variety of styles. I highly recommend checking out the blog for tons of free drumming… Read More »Shameless Plug for A Couple of Cruise Ship Drummer Books
Todd Bishop over at the Cruise Ship Drummer blog never ceases to amaze me with his prolific output. His recent publication is a Kindle book called – Playing Samba and Bossa Nova: a field manual for drummers. It costs in the neighbourhood of ?4 and is a very well put together guide to playing Samba and Bossa for any drummer who wants to add these styles to their skill set in a practical manner. The guide is concise, it contains… Read More »New Cruise Ship Drummer Book – Playing Samba and Bossa Nova: A field Manual for Drummers