Episode 81

November 14, 2019


TMP 81 Johnny Vidacovich: the Master Speaks

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Manny Chevrolet René Coman
TMP 81 Johnny Vidacovich: the Master Speaks
Troubled Men Podcast
TMP 81 Johnny Vidacovich: the Master Speaks

Show Notes

The drummer and teacher is a paragon of groove, melodicism, and taste. He speaks the language of the heart and plays from the same place. Johnny’s played with everyone from Chet Baker to Professor Longhair. He’s a national treasure. Now he steps into the Ring Room, and we listen. Topics include tenant troubles, a New Orleans childhood, St. Aloysius High School, the Best Life Pharmacy Restaurant, Joe Hebert, the student/teacher relationship, drum influences, notes from Johnny’s NOCCA workshop, surrender, loss of ego, Fess at the Mudd Club, melodic drumming, artistic identity, quitters, the 1970s blues resurgence, corporate rock, John Boylan, an Angelle Trosclair record project, touring in Europe, John Scofield, Bobby McFerrin, a Christmas record session, Astral Project, telepathic connections, Emily Remler, physicality in performance, tap dancing on the drums, and much more. Support the podcast by contributing to the [ Cocktail Fund](https://paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast?locale.x=en_US). Subscribe, review, and rate on Apple Podcasts and all podcast platforms. Follow and share on social media and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Outro music: “Gentilly Lilly,” from Johnny Vidacovich’s “Mystery Street” album featuring Eric Traub, Charlie Miller, Steve Masakowski, Michael Pellera, James Singleton, and Earl Turbinton Jr.

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