Twin Peaks Archive Adds Solo Percussion Bundle

It’s going to be a tough time when the weekly Twin Peaks music releases at davidlynch.com come to an end. Luckily, that moment hasn’t arrived yet and here’s another new bundle of four tracks available for $2.99.
  • Solo Percussion 2 (Grady’s Waltz)
  • Solo Percussion 1
  • Solo Percussion 3
  • Audrey’s Dance (Percussion & Clarinets)

SOLO PERCUSSION BUNDLE

Most of the jazzy-cool pulse to the musical sound of Twin Peaks can arguably be attributed to one man: drummer Grady Tate. Tate’s own slick, sizzle-cymbal-infused bop sound was defined long before the series took shape, and ultimately brought a large portion of the ‘cool jazz’ sonic equation to the table. Tate’s style has been often referred to as ‘hard bop:’ a style that developed in the mid-1950’s jazz landscape and can be traced back to its own extension of the bebop sound about a decade earlier. His style is so distinctively layered with nuance, swing and a musical use of kick drum, that it is little wonder that he is featured so often without accompaniment throughout the series. 3 of Tate’s solo percussion tracks (all utilized in the series) are presented here, showcasing his unique drum sound and performance style. Solo Percussion 3 even reveals a bit of Tate’s own vocalizations, a frequent occurrence that illustrates the level of soulful investment that went into his performances. As an additional related track, this bundle also includes the sparsely-arranged Audrey’s Dance for Percussion and Clarinets.

Pieter Dom

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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