Ron Bucknam | Boisterous Joy

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Boisterous Joy

by Ron Bucknam

These all-drum jams will make your body commence to moving without getting permission from your brain (there is quite a bit of smiling involved also).
Genre: World: Drumming
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1. Funk Junky's Monkey
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2. Drumk and Disorderly
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3. Groovers n' Shakers
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4. Tall, Dark and Hand drums
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5. Bang Twang
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6. Circus Percuss
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7. Playin' is Prayin'
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8. Drum Head
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9. Beat Retreat
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10. Drum and Drumer
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11. Spankin' Zone
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12. Groove Smoothie
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Album Notes
This music is all about "You can't sit down!" - funk, groove, boogie or whatever else you might want to call it. There are sound patterns (rhythms) that make your body start moving without asking permission from your brain. That effect is the sole aim of these compositions. The sounds of Drums from many countries and cultures are used with no further consideration than if they add to the "stew". The overall feel is Latin and African, but a samba might feature Indian or Japanese drums! I grew up in New York and you will probably hear the Afro-American and Puerto Rican influences; as they say, "It's all good." For me rhythm is religion so...let us pray.

For educators and drummers: these pieces feature interlocking,simple,syncopated patterns that add up to funky grooves. The tunes lend themselves to analysis because although they have form,they don't have soloists competing for your attention. Just identifying the drum sounds from around the world is a fun exercise. Enjoy and "shake everything you got."


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Sandra Briggs

It brings me back memories... It is really good.
I enjoyed every piece on this CD, but "Funk Junky's Monkey", "Tall Dark & Hand-Drums", "Playin' is Prayin'" & "Groove Smoothie" are amongst my favorites. They made me think about Brazil. I have and I will recommend this album to my friends. Good job, Ron!!!

Gregory Walker

A Cyber-World Music Odyssey!
If you're ready to groove to the beat of a different drummer, this is the album for you. As if from an indigenous culture of a parallel universe, these Indonesian and African-influenced tracks explore Bucknam's mastery of the electronic hand drum.

lydia f.

joyful dance music
Put on your dancin' shoes cuz this CD will have your whole body movin'. This collection of drum beats will truly fill you with joy. I guarantee you will be dancing all the time!!! Each track is so infectious, no one can sit still. This will get your party hoppin'.

Michael Grodesky

Love this CD. Check out Bucknam's true genius as a drummer.
Love this CD. Bucknam's true genius as a drummer is unassumingly present in all twelve selections. I was fortunate enough to study drums with him and it was great to reconnect with some of the powerful elements he taught me over the six years I was his student. The cool smartness of his ability to define the beat by playing "around" it is heard throughout--to the careful listener--but you'll hear it especially in Groover n' Shakers, Playn' is Prayin' and Drum and Drummer. In Drumk & Disorderly you get a feel for his natural inclination for Latin strokes with economically derived syncopation.
Though it was fun to download the selections to my MP3 player and enjoy the background, the CD deserves a focused listen. That's when you can really connect with the subtle intelligence of what he is trying to say. Enjoy.


Couldn't keep from dancing!
A few months ago I was sitting on a couch having a quiet conversation with some friends. But when they put on this CD, I literally had to stand up and start dancing. My friends then joined in. It's music that gets you moving! (and "Boistrous joy" is a perfect descriptor of it)

Michael O'Neill

Pure dance music!
Pure dance music, without the distractions of bimbo singers or cringe-inducing lyrics. Beautiful, acoustic sounding percussion. Always interesting, always grooving.

Michael Miller

Like the Colorado weather
To paraphrase a frequent comment about the Colorado weather: If you don't like the groove, just wait a few seconds. Ron layers hand percussion rhythm patterns, letting them slide in and out of phase, tickling foreground and background relationships as rhythmic gestalts subtly evolve. If you pay attention you'll be delighted by the hundreds of little surprises Ron discovered while hard at play.