Originally Posted by Borgoguy
First, where the hell did you pull out Nik Kershaw? LOL. I haven't thought of that guy since the 80s.
More importantly, thanks for pointing out, and sharing, that deceptively insane fill. I must have listened to that "hi-hat flourish" 10 times and it gets more amazing each time. You're right that it's "filthy" in a very good way. How artists like Colaiuta think of that stuff is what makes them truly gifted. I think it was WCO a while back who said Zappa loved Colaiuta because of his complete understanding of, and ability to play,complex time signatures.
Great post, AFC. That made my day.
I have to get home to enjoy teh music, but I'd like to remind everyone that Mike Clark (wrote "Actual Proof" for Herbie Hancock) is the GOAT hi-hat player. He totally revolutionized how the high hat was played, no lie.
He plays with the "Headhunters" today (no affiliation with Herbie).