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Episode 9 - Trading 4's Doug Weiss (Al Foster)

The launch of my interview series Trading 4's, this episode features Doug Weiss. Doug has been Al Foster's bassist for over 25 years and during this interview he gives insight into Al's playing, composing, and what makes Al such a special and nurturing human. (BTW, Doug and I also spoke at length about Bill Stewart, Brian Blade, Leon Parker and the special connection between the bass and drums, these conversations will be posted in upcoming episodes!)

Episode 3 - Up, Down, and Loose

In this episode of The Drum Hang, we check out Edgar Bateman and Al Foster's approach to not only playing down the drums, but playing up the drums in unique ways! This vocabulary (transcription below video) is all about fluid loose motion, articulate sticking, and interesting tom melodies! This is the tip of the iceberg, online private study is available. Let's hang! Reach me at