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It's a really terrific collection of exercises to warm up and challenge your technique!- Greg Zuber, The Metropolitan Opera
I’ve found Pablo’s book very useful. Not overwhelmingly long, just smart, practical and to the point (refreshing in this day of epic method books). I look forward to sharing it with my students.- Eric Charlston, Manhattan School of Music
It's so much more concise and can easily be integrated into the weekly snare drum lessons without the overkill of a 200 page method book. Bravo!- Dean Witten, Rowan College
The polyrhythm exercises alone are worth the price of the book- Tom Morgan, Washburn University, review in PAS News
Since the fall of 2004, concert audiences for Organized Rhythm have been brought to their feet by a pairing of musical personalities as improbable and winning as the duo's combination of organ and percussion. Clive Driskill-Smith, turning thirty this year, is a product of Eton and Oxford whose solo performances in England and America have earned him recognition as one of his generation's star organists. Wry and reserved--until he lets loose an astonishing battery of effects at the keyboard—he's complemented in Organized Rhythm by the athletic moves of Joseph Gramley, a 6'-5" Oregon native whose own crowd-pleasing solo concerts and work with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble have made him, at 38, one of the leading multi-percussionists performing today.
For Beaming Music, the two musicians settled into St. Mary the Virgin, Pierre L. LeBrun's French Gothic church just off New York City's Times Square—close to many places (the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, the Broadway theatres) where Gramley has played for years. But the surrounding neighborhood seemed far away from the soaring stone studio that the church became on the nights when he and his partner were recording. Before the two of them even set to work, Driskill-Smith spent more than twenty hours alone with the church's magnificent Aeolian Skinner organ, getting to know its unique properties and exceptional setting. He and Gramley would be laying down music inside an acoustical space that would leave no need to add reverb and echo at the engineer's console.
"Basically, we're reproducing a concert," says Driskill-Smith. To which his partner adds: "Clive and I have performed every piece on this CD numerous times, and we've tried to give the recording the same energy as our live performances."
A listener to the six supremely varied pieces on Beaming Music will have no trouble agreeing.
Joseph Pastor earned a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz percussion from Southern Illinois University in 2000. Since then his career has been as varied as his interests in music are. One night he may be playing jazz vibraphone, the next night he could be found in a musical theater orchestra, or playing for an ensemble such as the St. Louis Philharmonic, or as a blues drummer, or playing bass guitar for a rock band. He has recorded with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of fame inductee Johnnie Johnson, with Juno Award winner Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, as well as with St. Louis blues legends Bennie Smith, Rich McDonough, and the wunderkind bluesman Marquis Knox. Mr. Pastor has also toured with some of the above mentioned as well as with New Orleans harmonica player Rockin' Jake, international pop artist Javier Mendoza and others. In 2002 Joe held the position of drummer with the Legends In Concert show in Branson MO.
Joe stays busy as a music educator as well, seeing on average 25 students weekly as well as being on the staff at DeSmet Jesuit High School, the Webster Community Music School and Washington University in St. Louis
In the past several years Joe's compositions have been performed by the ensembles at Webster University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Missouri, and Southern Illinois University as well as in a handful of high school programs. Mr. Pastor is looking forward to the upcoming premiers of some of his works by the percussion trio Axiom. He is immersed in concert music, having begun his college years as a classical music major, and as a former member of the prestigious St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra while studying timpani with Rick Holmes and percussion with Tom Stubbs, both of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Joe Pastor's ideal in composition is to write contemporary music containing original thought while managing not to alienate the listener. This doesn't mean to dumb down the music, just to write things that regular people can grasp. Influences are drawn not just from the greats of the past, but also from recent composers such as Krystov Penderecki, Gordon Stout, Joseph Schwantner, Steven Mackey, Alberto Ginastera and Bela Bartok, to name a few.