Tom Leigh Knight: Contemporary Jazz Drummer 3

The videos below were taken during the recording of Randy Hoexter’s new CD “Fromage, and they do not include the final mix (there were still a few other musicians who had not yet recorded their parts). This is some of the toughest music I’ve ever had to navigate. Randy loves multiple odd meters, mixed with what I’ll call “rhythmic contradictions”…I pretty much end up having to memorize each piece, as they are so difficult to read *and* play! Enjoy!

“You Light Up My Life”

“Gypsys Tramps and Thieves”

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3 thoughts on “Tom Leigh Knight: Contemporary Jazz Drummer

  • Rozeg

    When Tomas Haake of Meshuggah learns a new song he also has to memorize each piece, cos their music (especially in 1995-2002 albums) normally combines at least 2 meters, with an odd meter layered up over a straight 4/4 beat.
    The result is very musical, extremely funky, with lotsa syncopes and with some rhythmic contradictions. A pleasure to listen and a pain to pull off…
    I wonder what kinda jokes you start with if you recorded drums for them ๐Ÿ˜€