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Solo Drum Creations from Dave Schoepke

Dave Schoepke – Drums On Low (Dave Schoepke, 2019)

Drums On Low is the first solo album from drummer Dave Schoepke. The album features solo drum pre-written compositions and improvisations using primarily a drum set.

Schoepke has worked with Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre and Willy Porter.

Drums On Low was recorded live in the studio without overdubs, editing or splicing.

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The Multiple Sides of Propositions

Curved Air – Tapestry of Propositions (Curved Air Records, 2016)

Tapestry of Propositions is a collection of live improvisations by acclaimed progressive rock band Curved Air. These recordings were made between 2013 and 2014 and consists of totally different versions of Propositions.

Propositions is an early progressive rock classic that appeared in Curved Air’s 1970 album Airconditioning. This piece always features improvisation and each different version released here is totally unique. The different versions total one hour of music.

Only two of the band’s original members remain, vocalist Sonja Kristina, who only appears on two tracks because these jams are instrumental; and drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa.

Most of the improvisations feature the notable electric guitar work of Kirby Gregory on guitar; the dazzling violin solos of Paul Sax; the keyboards of Robert Norton; and the creative rhythm section of Florian Pilkington-Miksa and bassist Chris Harris.

The improvisations combine progressive rock, jazz-rock fusion, blues and some world music influences.

Tapestry of Propositions was compiled and produced by Robert Norton.

On Tapestry of Propositions you’ll experience the outstanding musicianship of a re-energized pioneering progressive rock band.

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