Living Daylights-Music for Drums & Percussion
Living Daylights ~ Music for Drums and Percussion 'Living Daylights' serves as a representation of the many different, strange and beautiful elements alive within percussion music. The primary function of this album is to demonstrate the various sounds and textures that can be elicited from acoustic and electronic percussion instruments. The music found here features original, as well as traditional, instrumentation and music. It was an honor (and a wonderful learning experience) for Jeffery Woodruff to have been able to work, and create music, with so many talented musicians, artists, engineers, producers and overall good people. Special thanks to everyone who helped to make this album possible. Ideally, Living Daylights will appeal to drummers, percussionists, and various other musicians. Hopefully this album will also appeal to non-musicians and 'regular' people! One of the many aspirations of this album is to reach out to as many different people as possible...through the rhythmic and sonic qualities to be explored in this music. Have a good experience listening... All tracks on this album, except for 'Soussoni' and 'Kpanlogo', are original compositions. 'Living Daylights' was recorded, mixed and mastered at Blackdog Recording Studios in Rochester, NY USA. JEFFERY WOODRUFF EDUCATION AND TRAINING: -BA in Music from Fredonia State University -BS in Radio Communication from Fredonia State University -Aren Award for Jazz -National Music Hall of Fame for Band Honors Studied with: -Dr. Kay Stonefelt (classical-snare drum, tympani, marimba, mallet instruments, contemporary and African percussion) -Bernard Woma (West African drumming and gyil ylophone) -John Bacon, Jr. (classical and contemporary percussion) -Dave Mancini (drum set) -Tim Stodd (snare drum and tympani) -Francis Kofi (West African drumming) -Juli Swiatek (classical and contemporary percussion) -Paul Bruning (drum corps style marching drums) -TJ Gray (drum corps style marching drums) Received lessons from: -Jim Chapin (drum set) -Larry Levine (drum set) -Tony Verderosa (drum set, electronic drums) -Eric Sammut (marimba) -Peter Faggiola (frame drum) -Layne Redmond (frame drum) -Alessandra Belloni (frame drum) PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING EXPERIENCE: -Performances and clinics with Bernard Woma, Kay Stonefelt, and Francis Kofi-which included tours of New York State and a performance in Syracuse, NY for the Ambassador of Ghana. (African drumming and gyil) -Marimba Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Frederick Fennell, conductor-West Point, NY. (Marimba) -Lake Plains Players - musical theater (drum set, percussion) -Brothers Green - reggae/groove rock (drum set) -Chris Beard and The Blues All Stars (drum set) -Scott Jardin - acoustic folk (drum set, percussion) -Dan Berggren - acoustic folk (percussion) -Dave Peters - acoustic rock (drum set, percussion) -Tony Flint, Jr.- rock (percussion) -Third Monkey Down - pop (drum set) -The Men About Town - jazz (drum set) -Sensitive Skin - jazz (drum set) -Violet - folk/pop (percussion) -Rich Blend - musical theater (drum set, percussion) -Perinton Concert Band (xylophone, orchestra bells) -Manaia - rock (percussion) -Rale - progressive rock (drum set, percussion) -Boys in the Attic - rock (drum set) -All of the Above - jazz (drum set) -Three Ways to Sunday - rock (drum set) -Borrowed Time - world drumming (jembe, gyil, kpanlogo drums, frame drums and West African percussion) -The Legendary Dukes - rock/R&B (drum set) -Buddhahood - groove rock (percussion) -Fredonia Percussion Ensemble (mallet, battery, & world percussion) -Heather Kline - vocalist (drum set) -Lucille Potocki - clarinetist (xylophone, percussion) -Robert Sussuma - vocalist (marimba) -Orchesis Dance Ensemble (West African hand drums) -Brian Fending Jazz Quartet (drum set) -America Melting - theater (jembe) -Howie Shear - jazz (drum set) -Freddy Colon - congas/percussion (drum set) -Jim Reilley - acoustic folk (percussion) -Dave Viterna - blues/rock (drum set) -Tryptic Soy - rock (percussion) -Night Stalkers - rock (percussion) -Andy Saxby & Steve McNally - rock (percussion) -FM Green - alternative rock (drum set) -Sound Conspiracy - rock (drum set) -Foxy Moon Baby - groove rock/jazz (percussion) -Celebration Band - Top 40/rock (drum set) -Bishi - pop/world (African xylophone, percussion) -The Goods - groove rock (drum set) Copyright © 2004-2009. Jeffery Woodruff All rights reserved.