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Todd Bishop

Todd Bishop (b. 1967) has been performing and teaching professionally in Portland, OR, the west, and internationally since 1985. He has led jazz, avant-garde and indie rock groups and produced five CDs of original music for Seattle's Origin Records and for independent release. With his multi-layered, organic style, he is a compelling musician, and has thrilled audiences with visceral performances owing as much to the influence of Keith Moon or Olatunji as to the jazz masters.

He released two CDs with the jazz power trio Flatland. The Satellite is a largely groove-based album with early Bishop arrangements of two Don Cherry tunes, and produced by Tony Lash (Elliot Smith, Dandy Warhols). The second CD, Origin of Species, bore Bishop's stamp as producer and arranger, highlights including several dark, cinematic soundscape pieces, and “Malheur”, a propulsive drum solo. The group was a significant regional presence, and shared bills with such acts as Galactic, Charlie Hunter, Wayne Horvitz, and Herbie Hancock's Headhunters.

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Paul Abella, Chicagojazz.com:

“Origin Records strikes again with another outstanding disc...”

“Oh man, this really is hip!”

“I loved Bishop’s disc from the second I put it in the CD player...”

“... fat bass lines and funky drum grooves...”

C. Michael Bailey, Allaboutjazz.com:

“...beautiful decadence, brilliant and bright.”

“...psychedelia wisping into the edges of post-war Western society right before the Summer of Love and the sexual revolution.”

“Todd Bishop has done something special here, respectfully presenting Gainsbourg's music with [Bishop's] own..

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Portland, OR

Willing to teach

Beginners

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Visit pdxdrummer.com for more information. Drummers of all levels can benefit from lessons with me. My unique approach is mentally-engaging, develops creativity as well as chops, and teaches drummers to also be musicians.

A fun introduction - beginners

To make learning the drums fun, I don't subject beginners to the usual 4-6 months of dry preparation before moving them to the drum set

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