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Pan Fried Chicken – Arranged by Jimmy Johnson


From the series “Odd Time For Odd Times”

Chris Wabich – real drums, steel drums
Jimmy Johnson – bass, tenor bass, arrangement

Original tune by Pee Wee Ellis

Thanks to
Cadeson Drums – #001 “Soundscape” series
Turkish Cymbals – Wabich “Travel Series” by Turkish
Remo Drum Heads

Innovative Percussion – sticks and mallets
Bojangle’s Chicken n Biscuits

Study material:

– THAT crew: Jaco, Othello, R Brecker, Mintzer, and the South Florida contingency (Metheny included!)
-THAT other crew: look up any 80-90’s jazz/fusion LA session Jimmy has played on. Incredible players. Notable to me is dear Carlos Vega. I happily witnessed and forever borrowed Carlos’ “cool under duress”.

– 7/4 without the problem (get off them dang dotted 8ths every bar)
– That Othello lick that wasn’t played here, but played every other time in history
– Musical Volcano – (that one thing)

– Drummers Richard Bailey and David Garibaldi
– Caribbean 16ths, back phrasing
– Elvin sextuplets applied to funk
– Conversational dialogue from all instruments
– Adding new “corners” to standards as dialogue/landing points. Thanks in this case to Jimmy J

Donations to keep the series going (or 632k donation to stop it!)
Venmo @chris-wabich

AND this one is for Jenny San Angel. She’s always asking me to play that trash can.


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