I have been a professional musician since graduating from Leeds college of Music in 2013. Credits include Olly Murs, Gregory Porter, Clare Teal, Ray Gelato, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Bruno Merz Pre 70s Ludwig drums, vintage and modern Zildjian cymbals, professional recording equipment. Endorsed by Ludwig Drums and Bopworks Drumsticks
As a player and collector of vintage Ludwig drums, I've always loved the sound you can get from them. I believe that their warmth and personality shine through and is incomparable to the sound you get from a modern drum kit. You can create a modern sound on a vintage kit, but you cannot do the reverse, in my opinion.
I have several Ludwig kits spanning from the 1920s to the 1960s with drums ranging from 12” to 28” with both calf heads and plastic. My cymbals also span these decades and are mostly Zildjian As plus a couple of Ks; but I also have some modern cymbals.
I specialise in music from the 20s to the end of the 60s, with specialist knowledge in genres such as 20s jazz, 30s swing, 40s jump jive, 50s rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues, plus 60s pop.
Some of the online session work I get asks for early rock ‘n’ roll or shuffle grooves, regular or half time; both of which I am comfortable playing and enjoy immensely. These grooves really come into their own when played on a kit that was built when they were conceived.
I am also at home in more modern pop/rock styles if want your song to have more contemporary, even slightly jazz influence drum style with the warmth of vintage drums.
Check out my website for more info – www.jackamblin.com
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