Various Artists - The Band Room Masters Solo Drumming Championship 1997
Recorded in 1997 at a unique competition for players of the Scottish snare drum, here the world's leading players take the opportunity to showcase their skills and individual styles, accompanied by some of the best pipers in Scotland.
Top class drummers and percussionists wordwide have always appreciated the skill and musicality of these players; Joe Morello was widely known to have held Scottish snare drummers in high esteem, frequently spending time with them when visiting Scotland for his legendary drum clinics, and Art Blakey always placed the late Alex Duthart (a snare drum legend) at the head of his pantheon of the world's top drummers.
The Masters Solo Drumming is a must for lovers of Scottish music, pipe band music in particular, and drummers from any genre will find much to envy and admire in the extraordinary level of technique displayed here.
This album features twelve of the best pairs of hands in world drumming: Jim Kilpatrick, Eric Ward, John Scullion, Gordon Brown, Paul Turner, James King, Jim Collins, Jackie Houlden, Barry Wilson, Allan Craig, Neil Cranston and Arthur Cook.
1. JIM KILPATRICK: Highland Wedding / Athole Cummers
2. JIM KILPATRICK: The Moving Cloud / Flee The Glen / The Panda
3. ERIC WARD: Donald Cameron / Athole Cummers / MacAlistair's Dirk
4. ERIC WARD: Crossing The Minch / Donald Cameron's / Powder Horn
5. JOHN SCULLION: Donald Cameron / Blair Drummond / Charlie's Welcome
6. JOHN SCULLION: Adrian's Obsession / The Skye Rover
7. GORDON BROWN: The Balmoral Highlanders / Blair Drummond / Loch Carron
8. GORDON BROWN: The Mason's Apron / Donald, Willie And His Dog
9. PAUL TURNER: Highland Wedding / Cameronian Rant / MacAlistair's Dirk
10. JAMES KING: The Gladiator / Sammy The Weaver
11. JIM COLLINS: Donald Cameron / Athole Cummers / MacAlistair's Dirk
12. JACKIE HOULDEN: A Wee Bit Out Of The Ordinary / The Irish Jig / Ruthless Jack
13. BARRY WILSON: Links of Forth / Dora MacLeod / MacPherson Of Inveran
14. ALLAN CRAIG: John MacKenzie's Fancy / Cutting Bracken
15. NEIL CRANSTON: The Balmoral Highlanders / Blair Drummond / Loch Carron
16. ARTHUR COOK: The Nice Man / Wendys Dilemma
Artists on this release:
Jim Kilpatrick, Eric Ward, John Scullion, Gordon Brown, Paul Turner, James King, Jim Collins, Jackie Houlden, Barry Wilson, Allan Craig, Neil Cranston, Arthur Cook
Label: Temple Records
Produced by Robin Morton
Live Recording: Moray Munro
Temple Records Catalogue Number:
CD - COMD 2066
Download - DD 2066