Billy Martin Concert Films
Billy Martin's Life on Drums (The Art of Drumming and Beyond)
Runtime: 1 hr 27 minFrom the ears, eyes, and hands of renowned percussionist and educator Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Life on Drums is a striking examination of the drummer's art, captivatingly rendered with cinematic grace and intrigue. As relevant to experienced musicians as it is to newcomers, Life on Drums combines candid, wide-ranging conversations with Martin's first drum teacher Allen Herman and beautifully filmed performances of Martin's compositions for percussion ensemble and improvised trap set solos and duets. The film's distinct elements work together to impart a refreshing approach to instruction that prizes the creative and the intuitive over the merely technical. The resulting film - fiery and passionate yet practical and insightful - is a riveting extension of Martin's open-ended approach to percussion, improvisation, and music
Billy Martin Top Tracks
Solos: The Jazz Sessions
Runtime: 48 minCyro Baptista is a Brazilian musician, teacher, and recording artist specializing in percussion in the genres of jazz and world music. Since arriving in the U.S. in 1980, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. Coinciding with the rise of the publicâs interest in world music, Cyro has recorded and toured with some of musicâs most popular names. His mastery of Brazilian percussion and the many instruments he creates himself, have catapulted him into world renown. In this special set of solo performances, Cyro pulls out all the stops and creates a soundscape like no other heard before or since. A unique and brilliant musician alone on stage with only the beats he hears in his heart and shares with the world. Using an array of delay pedals and instruments bought, made and found, Cyro shows why rhythm just might be the ultimate pulse of the universe. Please enjoy the music of Cyro Baptista on SOLOS: the jazz sessions.