Johnny V: John Vidacovich of New Orleans on the Drums and on the Cymbals

Johnny V: John Vidacovich of New Orleans on the Drums and on the Cymbals

by David Lasocki

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Overview

Johnny V: John Vidacovich of New Orleans on the Drums and on the Cymbals by David Lasocki

The drummer (and cymbalist) John Vidacovich, familiarly known as Johnny V, the winner of a lifetime achievement award from OffBeat magazine, has made an enormous impact on the music of his native New Orleans over the last fifty-plus years. Whether as a founding member of Astral Project, the leader of his own jazz or funk groups, or a sideman in numerous styles of popular music, Johnny has followed intensely in the distinguished tradition of Big Easy percussionists. And like other great performers, he has developed his own, inimitable style within the tradition. Although Johnny has been interviewed by the press for decades, nothing like a full-length study of his life and work has ever been made. The present book fills that void with biography, photographs, commentary on his recordings, improvisations on his teaching, and a visit to his poetry and comedy, not to mention a detailed discography and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544171517
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/12/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

David Lasocki, the owner of Instant Harmony, has almost as much experience of music research as Johnny V has of playing the drums. In 2011 he retired from his position as Head of Music Reference Services in the Cook Music Library at Indiana University, and is now a freelance writer and editor as well as a certified practitioner of energy medicine.

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