I just happened across a video of a high school band playing DJ Shadow's Endtroducing.
This album, unquestionably a classic, catalyzed my interest in hip hop back in 1996,
bridging the gap between electronic and rap genres...or something like that. This album
never gets old (hence, is a classic).
Don't blame the players for the timing issues, they might have more to do with
the digitization than the performance. Even if the drummer is indeed off, it doesn't matter.
This is an awesome performance for high school players. If my high school band had take
this on (unlikely, as I graduated in '97), I would have freaked out over the opportunity.
And I would not have played it as well as this drummer.
This video triggered a search for other Shadow unplugged recordings.
I came up with this, a gem of a find. Shadow Orchestra.
This music moves...