Amsterdam in 1969
While it’s fantastically simple to grovel over drummers like Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, John Bonham and even Ringo Starr for their dynamic stage habitations, overwhelming personas and frequently particular ways to deal with drumming, it’s sheltered to say that Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason is one of the stone world’s most unsung legends. Wanting to let bandmates David Gilmour and Roger Waters duke it out for the spotlight, Mason’s nearness in the band was much similar to his playing; downplayed, yet totally necessary to Pink Floyd’s sound and advancement. On the uncommon events he performed drum performances with Pink Floyd in a live setting, however – he totally pounded it!
Fun Fact: Mason is the main Pink Floyd part to be highlighted on each one of their collections.
This sound is taken from an execution of ‘Doing It’ from the band’s 1969 visit stop in Amsterdam; at in the first place, it begins somewhat incoherent, and you’re not so much beyond any doubt where it’s going as Nick hits an assortment of various drums and cymbals with no genuine heading as a top priority. All of a sudden, everything falls together and it’s extraordinary – Nick’s jazz roots come join the fun, making a musical and profoundly beautiful solo that is so normal for his work with Pink Floyd that you can really hear what it would seem like with Gilmour, Waters, and Wright playing over him.
On the off chance that that isn’t the sign of an expert artist, then we’re not certain what is!