The Kick-About #56 ‘For Drummers Only’

This week’s Kick About explores the drumming of Sandy Nelson.

Red's Kingdom

There’s something stripped back and uncompromising about the paintings of Basquiat, the prompt for our last Kick-About together. Likewise Sandy Nelson’s For Drummers Only, a 12 minute drum solo from 1962 that has likely had a few of us bopping about our respective work spaces or reaching for saucepans and wooden spoons to make a noise with…

Vanessa Clegg

“I closed my eyes and let the music fill me up… legs and feet jiggling to the beat, memories of the 606 club on the New Kings Rd..the doors opening just before midnight, musicians arriving after their various gigs and ‘ jamming’ ’til the early hours, alcohol in coffee cups and cigarette smoke hanging low, climbing the stairs at dawn. A quiet response to an exhilarating disc and time travel.” Watercolour and graphite on gesso.

James Randall

“Loved the track and immediately went to motion and hit on…

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2 responses to “The Kick-About #56 ‘For Drummers Only’”

  1. melaniereynolds says :

    I loved your picture on the kickabout Kerfe! I have a small heart murmur that makes my heartbeat a “double drummer” as I call it. It always surprises new doctors when they first hear it. It doesn’t cause any problems; it just sounds different. 🙂

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    • memadtwo says :

      It amazes me what kind of imaging they can do. Some of the drugs I’ve tried for my asthma have done very strange things to my heart, so I’m always aware of its rhythm in the background of my body.

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