The musicality of super-drummer Terry Bozzio, who has continually pushed the notions and boundaries of rock drumming, has been masterfully captured on this Blu-ray+4CD release!
Legendary & award winning melodic drummer, Terry Bozzio,(who has worked with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Alan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Ken Scott, Metropole Orkest, SMAP, Loudness' Munetaka Higuchi & “X” Japan's Hide - as well as Film score composers Basil Poledouris, Mark Isham & Patrick O'Hearn - see more atwww.terrybozzio.com- Grammy winner, RockWalk Honoree, Modern Drummer mag's. Hall of Fame Award, Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time)is releasing worldwide, what he calls a “Life's Work” project of Art & Music "Terry Bozzio - Composer Series" on 18th December 2015.
Bozzio said, “I've been composing, (not just song writing, like for Missing Persons & Jeff Beck) since the ‘70s. I compose in all styles (as one might classify them), from classical to ambient, electronic, film-like to fusion/rock or jazz. I have my own character or personality, it's unique. I work with many different processes from writing notes on paper, to recording live, to several different computer software applications I may use, that are suited to the particular result I am trying to achieve. Both Zappa & famed musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky encouraged me to compose & I have had myChamberworksperformed at theVienna Jazz Festival& in Holland w/Metropol Orkest.”
He continued, “I first got interested in Art & Sketching at the encouragement of renowned artist Don Van Vliet (aka: Captain Beefheart) who I played with on my first Zappa/Mothers of Invention tour in 1975. Don was always carrying markers & paper & it looked like fun, so I bought some myself & started. He was very encouraging.
Last year, I released my first project called "Rhythm & Sketch" in collaboration with the art group Scene Four. It's been successful & inspired me to do more.
Bozzio fulfilled a major 2 & 1/2 month US solo tour in 2014 in which he displayed his art as a stage set while performing melodic, tuned melodies on his strikingly large drum set, to sold out crowds.
“I thought it would be great to share this music which I've been working on & keeping to myself for so long. I hope to show a different side of my expression from what people are used to seeing from my solo drumming. And, I wanted to have an abstract painting to represent & be paired with each title to create this hybrid project of music & art”, Bozzio explained.There are 59 individual pieces or movements of compositions with a painting for each title, along with detailed liner notes for each piece, explaining his concepts, feelings, process and approach for each.