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Give The Drummer Some: The Instruments Of Jaki Liebezeit
The Quietus , January 25th, 2020 07:28

In an exclusive extract from his new book, Jaki Liebezeit: Life, Theory and Practice of a Master Drummer, Jono Podmore takes us through the instruments that contributed to the former Can drummer's unique sound and playing style


Jaki developed a big collection of bells of all shapes and sizes from all over the world: Tibetan, Swiss, Indian, Chinese, etc.

When the drum club culture was at its height in the nineties, there would regularly be eight or more people sitting around the table in the rehearsal room playing bells and shakers together to form a rhythm.