It had a magical, misty, very English sort of quality to it. He did that for me. The next session I went to, Jim Keltner was the drummer. I was so knocked out. 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. He would call me and ask, “What are you doing in February? 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. Jim: Oh Man! Very enjoyable phone interview with the great Jim Keltner .A composite of two interviews with the living legend. He cracked me up a few times at the drums. And please leave comments. He didn’t want fancy fills and he didn’t want too much quirkiness. 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. He knew he was leaving, he knew he was getting out of here. “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. Keltner said that from his conversations with Lynne, Petty and Dylan, they were all keen to reunite, whereas Harrison wavered in his enthusiasm. But he wasn’t mean-spirited. Come sit down next to me." 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. 3 lay with Harrison. Jim: And it’s not just the looks either. MD: On the song “Brainwashed,” you could tell he was mad at the music business. Of course I never had any problem with that, because that’s the job. Every time I played with George I would think of Ringo. But when I arrived for this recording, I walked in and the drums were set up right in that space. He had such beautiful time. Did Ringo know it was a joke, did he care either way. When George played drums he had all the basic language. Jim wrote a lot with Stevie Winwood in the “Traffic” days. Would George give you demos? Jim Keltner needs no introduction to Modern Drummer readers. There’s just nobody like Ringo. Though, even when he’s angry and disgusted, he still sounds peaceful. 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 just grooves, and when it’s time for a fill, he fully commits. MD: Did you hear the songs beforehand? 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. Or he’ll say something and he’ll back his head off just like George. We go so far back, I’m sure that’s why our friendships are real solid. An Interview with Jim Keltner Jim Keltner needs no introduction to Modern Drummer readers. According to Jim Keltner, the decision on the group's future after Vol. He had such a down-to-earth quality. 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. 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. George had them in his studio for years. 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. Jim: That’s the thing. People told me it was both powerful and intimate. I always want to play something appropriate for the song. It brought tears to my eyes as I was watching it. And I ended up using George’s drumset. Add to Favorites Add to My Lessons. 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. [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.]. Charles Rumback: Singing Structures of Rhythm. 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 … MD: Would he direct you to play a certain way? Jim Keltner. But I think he was so prepared, and everything just fell into place the way he wanted it. So it’s a shame to just leave them here un-played. You can check it out yourselves. ARTICLE: INTERVIEW April 2, 2020. I guess he asked the engineer John Etchells whether the sound would be controllable. 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. So they were early Paistes before they put their company name on their cymbals. Pure George. 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. I saw him do that all the time. They were in a … It was a beautiful place with a kitchen and den and everything. Jim: It was a very emotional night. Jim: Yeah. I found this statement.. MD: Were all your drum tracks completely finished before he passed away? Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. Jim: Yes. Jim Keltner: I was over in London with Eric Clapton and staying at his place in Surrey. MD: Would George ever say to you, “Play this one with a Ringo feel”? He says that all his drumming on Brainwashed was made before the stabbing. When he called me to come do the drums, it was before the stabbing, and I believe after his throat operation. I don’t need to play something that tickles me. 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. Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project : Shelly Manne - This first track is indicative of what is to come on this CD. 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. 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’ll give you a look, a glance, just like his dad. He wasn’t like most of your friends. I’ve read a lot of interviews with you over the years, and I always appreciate how you talk about being a Mudcrutch. 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. The podcast covers interesting conversations with fascinating people, in Jesse’s Office. It’s the same thing with Charlie [Watts] and The Stones, or any of my other friends with such high profiles. 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? It messes me up. 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. Jim: Exactly. 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. He preferred those, so he left the Arbiter Paiste hats with George. Results for "Jim Keltner" Advanced search options. I had a hard time believing that. He’s so honest. MD: I know you had a great friendship with George besides just playing music. And I made lifelong friendships [with musicians, including drummer Jim Keltner] at that session. 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, … Once we started it was just one song right after the other. 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. Basically he would tell me what he didn’t want. I do my best to respond\" - Jesse Dylan For more videos like this *SUBSCRIBE* to our YouTube channel: https://urlzs.com/A7b9Q 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. MD: I guess at that level you get afraid because you don’t know what people really want from you. It's not very often that legendary session great Jim Keltner hast time to conduct an interview. Sometimes he would say, “Um – I don’t know about this one,” but I’d be like, “God, I love that one, George. He knew what to do with his feet and the hands. Jim: Oh, God. They use the new batch that I had sent, or something else. 1 32 Episodes Exclusive in-depth documentaries exploring the lives and work of some of the greatest all-time drumming legends. 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. It’s impossible. Capaldi is a gifted songwriter and drummer. That’s not what music is about–unless you’re doing a clinic or a drum record. For more about George’s CD and Tribute Concert visit www.georgeharrison.com. It wasn’t meant to be “having the mates,” you know what I mean. Incoming transmission from Joe Wong. 5 recommend. Eric was a young guy, but MD had used his photos in the November 1981 interview with his father. Jim: “Any Road” is one of my favorites. Until now. MD: Some of the other tracks you’re on are “Pieces Fish,” “Never Get Over You”– what a great feel–and “Vatican Blues.”. He looks so much like his dad too. Jim: I hope that song doesn’t upset a lot of people. By JAKOB BAEKGAARD. The Jim Keltner Interview. I have a beautiful picture of him behind my set at the house. You just can’t do it. Jim Keltner Trying to establish a representative interview with Jim Keltner requires a sense of humor. Copyright © 2020 Modern Drummer Publications. MD: It’s so nice to hear this new music. All Rights Reserved. His mannerisms and how he moves his mouth, is just like George. You just want to hang with Jim. Jim: He was annoyed at a lot of things during the period when he wrote that song. There was a way that people in the studios did these arrangements. 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. Jim: Well, thank you, but I don’t know if anybody can really do Ringo. 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. We treasure those relationships. But you’re right, he had a calm and soothing way about him that makes it difficult to actually remember ever seeing him truly angry with anybody or anything. He genuinely liked people. Ringo Starr might have just turned 80, but he can’t be accused of taking it easy. It always gets credited to John, i didn't know it was said by a comedian. He was an extraordinary guy. And yet, he had a tremendous bullshit meter. 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. But I would always do that. In episode three of LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast, meet Jim Keltner, one of … By submitting, you agree to receive communications (emails & texts) from Modern Drummer. He was a real people person. “He … 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. These are followed by two famous drummers, individually, in free solo improvisations. [laughs] Other people who have recorded here, Ray Cooper or Jim Capaldi, they come by and play, and they never use them. read more . An Interview with Jim Keltner | Modern Drummer Magazine 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 And he loved the quirky side of my playing, which he always got a kick out of. Jim: Oh yeah, George had a lot of set ideas, so he would tell me pretty much what he would want. JK: I might have used one of my cymbals. Jim: He didn’t send me any demos, but he would have ideas on tape. He went through some pretty heavy stuff man. 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. Where the world's greatest drummer meet. Subscribe to my youtube channel above. Now, George had this tremendous living room, which was like three stories high, with a balcony overlooking it. Opt out through the unsubscribe link in any marketing email. The way he plays drums and the way he is seem to be so alike. So I gave Eric Keltner the green light, Jim Gordon was okay with Eric coming to the … It’s like nobody can ever do Charlie. In this interview Keltner gives us perspective on Lennon as a person and as an artist. We’ve been friends for many years, so I was happy that they hooked up. 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. D hani is a British multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and singer-songwriter who is the only child of “the quiet Beatle”, George Harrison. MD: How was this recording arrangement set up? 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. And Ringo said “George.” Would you agree with that? 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. I didn’t even use any of my snares. They couldn’t see me and I couldn’t see them. 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. I used those hi-hats on everything I ever played with George?Cloud Nine – everything. MD: One of the questions I asked Ringo for Quick Beats was: Who was a better drummer, George or John? We were driving in every day to meet Stevie Winwood. Those who lie below the surface waiting for the phone to ring and the calendar to fill up. Jim Keltner, I believe, suggested his son, Eric, take the photos. I didn’t do any more after?. 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. I found an interview with Jim Keltner with a lot of interesting quotes. 1996-98 AccuSoft Inc., All right fan before playing with Mudcrutch. 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: So obviously there’s more stuff in the can. Episodes. 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