Floored

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Drum­mer Jack DeJohnette calls Savion Glover “the Coltrane of tap.” Glover, who has been danc­ing since he was seven, was re­cently nom­i­nated for a Tony Award for his chore­og­ra­phy for Shuf­fle Along, or the Mak­ing of the Mu­si­cal Sen­sa­tion of 1921 and All that Fol­lowed. He treats the floor like any am­pli­fied in­stru­ment. “I’m go­ing for the clean­est, stripped-down vi­bra­tion and sound.” Watch­ing DeJohnette and Glover to­gether, you’ll see a full ar­ray of per­cus­sive prac­tices com­mon to jazz drum­mers: polyrhythms, press rolls, call-and-re­sponse, shuf­fles, and lines in dou­ble time. The two bring their im­pro­vi­sa­tional heat to the Len­sic on Sun­day, May 22. On the cover is a photo of Glover in mo­tion, cour­tesy Per­for­mance Santa Fe.

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