Written for the 2024 Ox and Lamb SMALL BATCH MUSIC PROJECT, check out this new drum set solo from Glenn Kotche!
The Thunder that Smokes is inspired by American Jazz drummer, Max Roach, and takes a title from one of his pieces (it’s a nickname for Victoria Falls). But for me, his drumming thunders and is smoking! So, I settled on that…. I thought it was fitting to make it in memory of him since he really was the vanguard – and popularized – the musical drum composition.