Adam Nussbaum

445 – Adam Nussbaum: Experience is the best teacher

Connecticut native Adam Nussbaum has “been there, done that” when it comes to the drumming business. Boasting a resume that includes work with John Abercrombie, Michael & Randy Brecker, Bob Brookmeyer, Eliane Elias, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Vic Juris, James Moody, John Scofield, Joe Sample, Ohad Talmor, ‘Toots’ Thielemans, Kenny Wheeler & NHØP to name a few, Nussbaum is a prime example that doing is always better than saying. Listen in as we unpack the idea that playing live, with other musicians (preferably those who are more seasoned that you) is hands-down the fastest and most effective way to get better as a player.

Adam Nussbaum talks about:

  • Getting into Jimi Hendrix and jazz music as a kid in the 60’s
  • The importance of substance over style
  • What makes a good song
  • The fundamentals of drumming across all styles
  • Better listening as a musician
  • Practicing along to drumless music
  • Consistency and patience
  • The space between the notes
  • Much more

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