Wednesday, October 21, 2009
"Hitting things with a stick is the cornerstone of civilization," wrote P.J. O'Rourke many years ago. Percussionist-composer Jude Traxler offers a frenetic contribution to civilization with his drum solo on Scott's "Powerhouse," performed as part of the Manhattan School of Music's weekly Power Concerts in December 2008. The camerawork's a bit fuzzy on the YT clip, so we decided to forego a screen grab. Lots of fun to watch, though. Thanks to MSM trumpeter Andrew Kozar for coordinating the Scott repertoire, which included "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals," "Tobacco Auctioneer," and "The Penguin."