I never took gear to his place because years ago I had DW send him a real nice drumset with all the hardware and everything, and then Paiste sent a bunch of cymbals and stuff. And he loved the quirky side of my playing, which he always got a kick out of. Jim: Well I hope so, but I don’t know for sure – I really liked the song they did but apparently George didn’t feel it was quite finished yet. He was funny and bright, and loved to share stuff. He’ll give you a look, a glance, just like his dad. 1996-98 AccuSoft Inc., All right fan before playing with Mudcrutch. He preferred those, so he left the Arbiter Paiste hats with George. 5 recommend. Jim: Yeah. In this episode of Jesse’s Office, we sit down with Jim Keltner, a legendary drummer who has worked with music icons like John Lennon and Bob Dylan. MD: One of the questions I asked Ringo for Quick Beats was: Who was a better drummer, George or John? Come sit down next to me." Bonnie Bramlett is the female part of a new recording act, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, and the wife of the Delaney part. There’s just nobody like Ringo. I was so knocked out. Of course I never had any problem with that, because that’s the job. We go so far back, I’m sure that’s why our friendships are real solid. It was a beautiful place with a kitchen and den and everything. In this interview Keltner gives us perspective on Lennon as a person and as an artist. Keltner said that from his conversations with Lynne, Petty and Dylan, they were all keen to reunite, whereas Harrison wavered in his enthusiasm. The Jim Keltner Interview Posted by jakefeinbergshow on Aug 11, 2014 in Bluegrass, Folk, Latin, Music, Rhythm and Blues, Rock | 2 comments This program has been dedicated to the unsung. MD: Would he direct you to play a certain way? All Rights Reserved. [Besides Keltner and Clapton, the players included Dhani Harrison, Anoushka Shankar [Ravi’s daughter], Tom Scott, Jim Horn, Billy Preston, Jeff Lynne, Joe Brown, Chris Stainton, Albert Lee, Marc Mann, Jools Holland, Klaus Voorman, Gary Brooker, Jim Capaldi, Tom Petty (with Steve Ferrone), Sir Paul McCartney, bass player Dave Bronze, percussionist Ray Cooper, and drummer’s Henry Spinetti, and Ringo Starr.]. Jim wrote a lot with Stevie Winwood in the “Traffic” days. They’re still yours, though, so I’ll bring them back.” And he said, “Okay.” But I never got a chance to give them back to him. He’s so honest. My family and I feel very fortunate that we came into his life at such an early time. I saw him do that all the time. MD: How was this recording arrangement set up? He went through some pretty heavy stuff man. I didn’t even use any of my snares. But I think he was so prepared, and everything just fell into place the way he wanted it. It’s impossible. MD: I saw a film clip of George-which featured you as well-where he was talking about the making of this new record. In episode three of LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast, meet Jim Keltner, one of … Basically he would tell me what he didn’t want. The next session I went to, Jim Keltner was the drummer. He did that for me. So I gave Eric Keltner the green light, Jim Gordon was okay with Eric coming to the … Would George give you demos? He genuinely liked people. Then George would sit in the control room with John the engineer and they’d talk to me over the phones while I was out in the big room. And I made lifelong friendships [with musicians, including drummer Jim Keltner] at that session. We were driving in every day to meet Stevie Winwood. Hal Blaine, Charlie Watts & Jim Keltner Roundtable | pt. The hi-hats were a pair of Arbiters that said “602” on them. They were given to Ringo, and he gave them to George. There was a way that people in the studios did these arrangements. When George played drums he had all the basic language. Jim: It was a very emotional night. I had a hard time believing that. Copyright © 2020 Modern Drummer Publications. Jim: No, he never, ever did that. He knew what to do with his feet and the hands. Jim Keltner Trying to establish a representative interview with Jim Keltner requires a sense of humor. MD: Did you hear the songs beforehand? MD: Would George ever say to you, “Play this one with a Ringo feel”? JK: I might have used one of my cymbals. I found an interview with Jim Keltner with a lot of interesting quotes. The other one that makes me cry every time I hear it, and probably always will, is “Stuck Inside A Cloud.” That’s one of his older one’s that he used to play for me all the time. So he went out and tested a few things and said, “It would be great.” I remember they had a whole bunch of 87’s [mic’s] out over the room to get the room sound. Jim: No, both Wilburys recordings were done in California, so it was all my gear. The first show features founding members Gregg Bissonette, Curt Bisquera, Thomas Lang, Luis Conte and Doane Perry.In this episode they discuss life in their home studios and stories about Jeff Porcaro, Phil Collins, James Taylor, plus their own experiences. But he wasn’t mean-spirited. So he pretty much had everything I – or anybody – would need. And Ringo said “George.” Would you agree with that? Jim: That’s the thing. Incoming transmission from Joe Wong. You just can’t do it. He was an inspiration for so many things in my life and my family’s life. I’ve read a lot of interviews with you over the years, and I always appreciate how you talk about being a Mudcrutch. Ringo always played a beautiful Paiste 602 crash-ride, and his hi-hats are 14″ Zildjians that are so old you can barely see any logo. The Chad Smith Show with Jim Keltner and Terry Bozzio – Show Overview These three legends sat down and Chad interviews them regarding their playing history, philosophy on professionalism and their thoughts on the newer drummers of today. Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project : Shelly Manne - This first track is indicative of what is to come on this CD. Once we started it was just one song right after the other. MD: It’s so nice to hear this new music. My bedroom was on the third floor – “the loft,” they used to call it. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. 2015 Audio Interview with Jim Keltner from the I'd Hit That podcast October 2015* "Jim Keltner on Booker T. and the MGs"(2007 Variety article by Jim Keltner) 2005 Interview by Modern Drummer magazine; Jim Keltner Billboard biography; Jim Keltner on IMDb MD: I guess at that level you get afraid because you don’t know what people really want from you. I do my best to respond\" - Jesse Dylan For more videos like this *SUBSCRIBE* to our YouTube channel: https://urlzs.com/A7b9Q MD: Were all your drum tracks completely finished before he passed away? After a successful collaboration with Jim Keltner on The Rolling Stones' Bridges to Babylon, Watts and Keltner released a techno/instrumental album simply titled, Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project. Year after year, I come here to record, I go to the box they’re in, and there they are in the same position I put them in the last time. He’s an incredibly busy guy: he hosts the Trap Set, a weekly interview podcast he’s helmed since 2015, where he sits down with artists like Mix Master Mike, Sharon Van Etten, Jim Keltner, Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo, among many others.He also makes music for film and TV—you’ve probably heard his work on Master of None, Russian Doll, … He knew he was leaving, he knew he was getting out of here. “Tommy was a bad-ass,” said Jim Keltner, a drummer and former Tulsan who has played with the biggest superstars in music. Where the world's greatest drummer meet. That’s not what music is about–unless you’re doing a clinic or a drum record. Jim has played with just about everyone in music royalty, and it’s no mystery why: Everyone wants Jim’s feel-good vibe on their recordings. So it’s a shame to just leave them here un-played. And if you ever met the man, you would know instantly that it’s not only great playing he brings to the session, it’s his warm and giving personality. Jim: Oh Man! George was pretty outspoken about stuff. Results for "Jim Keltner" Advanced search options. It’s the same thing with Charlie [Watts] and The Stones, or any of my other friends with such high profiles. And please leave comments. Jim played and was friends with both George Harrison and John Lennon for many years, so we started our chat on that subject. I realized that any one guy could make the thing really come alive. We would be sitting in the studio late at night before shutting everything down, and I’d say, “Hey, George, play ‘Cloud’ for me,” and he would put it on and sing along with it. ARTICLE: INTERVIEW April 2, 2020. Before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the live-music industry — and sent Phoebe Bridgers deep into quarantine — the Los Angeles-based indie-rock star had planned to … Carmine Appice Interview with Liberty DeVitto, Chpt 8, Paul Nicholasen’s Rock ’N’ Roll Fantasy Camp Experience, Drummer Blog: Happy Fangs’ Jess Gowrie Shares Play-Through Video of Unreleased Track. It’s like nobody can ever do Charlie. His singing and playing is so strong. It had a magical, misty, very English sort of quality to it. I used those hi-hats on everything I ever played with George?Cloud Nine – everything. Jim Keltner. Jim: “Any Road” is one of my favorites. An Interview with Jim Keltner Jim Keltner needs no introduction to Modern Drummer readers. He use to quote that line all the time, “If You don’t Know Where You’re Going, Any Road Will Take You There.” I love that song so much. Anyway, on the last day of the sessions for Brainwashed, as I was packing up, I was putting the cymbals back in the box like I’d done for so many years, and I said, “George I’m going to take these hi-hats with me.” He said, “Why are you taking me hats?” And I said, “I’ve been coming here for years, and nobody else ever uses them but me. Though, even when he’s angry and disgusted, he still sounds peaceful. I used to come down in the morning and stand on this part of the balcony that extends out over the room a little bit. “He traded me some studio gigs for a chance with Delaney and Bonnie,” recalls Keltner, who worked with John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Randy Newman. Or he’ll say something and he’ll back his head off just like George. Now, George had this tremendous living room, which was like three stories high, with a balcony overlooking it. I know it sounds trite, like, “Well, he was a Beatle, so of course he was an extraordinary guy.” But it’s so much more than that. An Interview with Jim Keltner | Modern Drummer Magazine So they were early Paistes before they put their company name on their cymbals. It's not very often that legendary session great Jim Keltner hast time to conduct an interview. I have a beautiful picture of him behind my set at the house. MD: So obviously there’s more stuff in the can. Can you come over?” I’d say, “What have you got?” and he’d say, “I’ve got some new ones and some of the ones you’ve heard over the years.” It was always such a thrill when I’d first hear them. And that there was a *ballad* co-written witb Jim Capaldi that was left off the album. 3 lay with Harrison. MUSICIAN. But I would always do that. He was a real people person. In this episode of Jesse’s Office, we sit down with Jim Keltner, a legendary drummer who has worked with music icons like John Lennon and Bob Dylan. The son of the Beatles guitarist takes a break from his many projects to finally release his debut solo album. But when it came down to playing on his songs, it wouldn’t work for him, so he would always have me kind of straighten out things and play more conventional and basic. Did Ringo know it was a joke, did he care either way. Charles Rumback: Singing Structures of Rhythm. And yet, he had a tremendous bullshit meter. When asked what he’s most proud of in his five decade career in music, the answer doesn’t come easy for Makoto Kubota. It always gets credited to John, i didn't know it was said by a comedian. Jim: Oh yeah, George had a lot of set ideas, so he would tell me pretty much what he would want. Opt out through the unsubscribe link in any marketing email. It didn’t have drums on it for many years, just these cheesy little keyboard samples from his E2 sampler, but for some reason it just takes me right to Friar Park every time I hear it. People told me it was both powerful and intimate. It instantly grabs you by the shoulders and makes you kind of "jive around"; you can't stop your upper torso from moving with the music. I always want to play something appropriate for the song. He didn’t want fancy fills and he didn’t want too much quirkiness. George had them in his studio for years. I would look over at Henry, and we’d be amazed at what he does to the beat–the way he pulls it back. He looks so much like his dad too. It was hard to do that sometimes, because he would always talk to me about Ry Cooder and how he loved Ry’s records, which I played on. Sometimes he would say, “Um – I don’t know about this one,” but I’d be like, “God, I love that one, George. They use the new batch that I had sent, or something else. Pure George. MD: Some of the other tracks you’re on are “Pieces Fish,” “Never Get Over You”– what a great feel–and “Vatican Blues.”. Jim Keltner needs no introduction to Modern Drummer readers. By submitting, you agree to receive communications (emails & texts) from Modern Drummer. TO READ THE FULL STORY: Jim Keltner: I was over in London with Eric Clapton and staying at his place in Surrey. We’ve been friends for many years, so I was happy that they hooked up. Jim: Exactly. Recently we spoke with Jim about the new George Harrison studio album, Brainwashed, as well as the Harrison tribute concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall that took place November 29, 2002, a bitter-sweet affair held on the one-year anniversary of George’s passing. He gave it his best shot. [24] Harrison described the band's sound as "skiffle for the 1990s". He had such a down-to-earth quality. It wasn’t meant to be “having the mates,” you know what I mean. Jim: Yes. Subscribe to my youtube channel above. They couldn’t see me and I couldn’t see them. The Jim Keltner Interview. They were in a … I didn’t do any more after?. His mannerisms and how he moves his mouth, is just like George. About Wondros: Inspiring a world where anything is possible… We custom-craft campaigns and tools to inspire passion, incite action, and propel change.Be sure to check out this related video: JESSE'S OFFICE (Ep #16) \"Alfred Mann Foundation\" with ROBERT GREENBERGhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX9blY_skWM\u0026t=14sConnect with Wondros:Web: www.Wondros.com Facebook: facebook.com/Wondros Instagram: instagram.com/wondros Twitter: twitter.com/wondros “Please click like and subscribe to my Wondros channel. The way he plays drums and the way he is seem to be so alike. Episodes. But George did, and he could play very well. Jim: We’d sit out on the ledge talking until we got around to recording. Capaldi is a gifted songwriter and drummer. Every time I played with George I would think of Ringo. A few times over the years I’d snap my fingers to hear the sound, and I’d say to George, “It would be great to have the drums here,” and he’d just laugh, because he had a major studio built in another part of the house; why would he want to put drums there? Don Randi, the piano player, said, "Come over here, kid. MD: On the song “Brainwashed,” you could tell he was mad at the music business. You just want to hang with Jim. He cracked me up a few times at the drums. Well, I would have to say yes, because, first of all, John never played the drums in front of me. He was an extraordinary guy. Add to Favorites Add to My Lessons. Jim has played with just about everyone in music royalty, and it’s no mystery why: Everyone wants Jim’s feel-good vibe on their recordings. Until now. Jim shares stories about what it was like to help record some of the greatest songs of all time and explains how to stay cool when performing alongside legends.About The Series: Jesse’s Office is a podcast moderated by Jesse Dylan, Founder of Wondros, and Priscilla Cohen, Chief Creative Officer at Wondros. We treasure those relationships. MD: I know you had a great friendship with George besides just playing music. Versatility, personality and musical empathy are qualities that a modern drummer needs, and Charles Rumback has them in abundance. “He … The podcast covers interesting conversations with fascinating people, in Jesse’s Office. The prolific Kyoto-born singer, songwriter, and producer has never been one to look back at his past work, and like his longtime friend and collaborator Haruomi Hosono, Kubota remains eternally humble, preferring to let the music do the talking. 1 32 Episodes Exclusive in-depth documentaries exploring the lives and work of some of the greatest all-time drumming legends. D hani is a British multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and singer-songwriter who is the only child of “the quiet Beatle”, George Harrison. He would call me and ask, “What are you doing in February? So I’ll probably give them back to Dhani. Let me put drums on it,” and he’d say “okay.” So we’d put drums on it, but then I’d never be sure whether he was going to use it. Ringo Starr might have just turned 80, but he can’t be accused of taking it easy. When he called me to come do the drums, it was before the stabbing, and I believe after his throat operation. By JAKOB BAEKGAARD. Very enjoyable phone interview with the great Jim Keltner .A composite of two interviews with the living legend. I don’t need to play something that tickles me. Jim: I hope that song doesn’t upset a lot of people. [80] Watts stated that even though the tracks bore such names as the … It messes me up. According to Jim Keltner, the decision on the group's future after Vol. Receive updates & special offers from Modern Drummer and our advertising partners. Jim: Oh, God. So when I would go to his studio at Friar Park later on, I would hardly ever take anything with me, maybe just a certain cymbal and a snare – little things. But when I arrived for this recording, I walked in and the drums were set up right in that space. MD Interview with Don Lombardi – Founder of Drum Channel & Drum Workshop - 12/10/20 Since 1977, the world's most widely read drum magazine: in print, online, and the Modern Drummer app. read more . MD: I can hear the Ringo influence on “Rising Sun.” If anyone can get it to feel like Ringo, it’s you. He could see through you from a long distance. 2015 Audio Interview with Jim Keltner from the I'd Hit That podcast October 2015* "Jim Keltner on Booker T. and the MGs" (2007 Variety article by Jim Keltner) 2005 Interview … Jim Keltner, I believe, suggested his son, Eric, take the photos. Those who lie below the surface waiting for the phone to ring and the calendar to fill up. He says that all his drumming on Brainwashed was made before the stabbing. Eric was a young guy, but MD had used his photos in the November 1981 interview with his father. Eric [Clapton] put together the band based upon people who were close to George and who had a history with him over the years. Jim: [laughs] Good question?. He just grooves, and when it’s time for a fill, he fully commits. He wasn’t like most of your friends. They are Ron Tutt, most well known as Elvis Presley's drummer, and Jim Keltner, former member of Gary Lewis and the Playboys and musical collaborator with John Lennon, George … [laughs] Other people who have recorded here, Ray Cooper or Jim Capaldi, they come by and play, and they never use them. And I ended up using George’s drumset. I found this statement.. Jim: He didn’t send me any demos, but he would have ideas on tape. Jim: Well, thank you, but I don’t know if anybody can really do Ringo. George and John would’ve had Ringo play on a lot more of their stuff if it hadn’t been for the fact that those were supposed to be their “solo” efforts. Jim: He was annoyed at a lot of things during the period when he wrote that song. For more about George’s CD and Tribute Concert visit www.georgeharrison.com. It brought tears to my eyes as I was watching it. MD: George’s son Dhani did a very nice job co-producing Brainwashed with Jeff Lynne. You can check it out yourselves. 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