Please prepare yourself to see a lot of 😎 smileys, because the magnificent artistry of the man whose work I’m featuring in this article is going to bring on a lot of that feeling. 😎 Gerry Morgan. 😎 Irishman. 😎 Drummer. 😎 (See what I mean? 😉 I’ll try to keep it down, though, so it won’t interrupt your reading enjoyment or distract you from getting the full portion of information on how great a drummer this man is. 🙂 )
On the subject of music, additional to Gerry’s soul-deep drumming skills, this excellent percussionist enjoys finding and playing many unique percussion instruments from around the world. 😎
I first learned of Gerry Morgan and his drumming as I was watching a late night show performance by Niall Horan. Although Niall is without argument an exceptional artist and a very nice person, my attention was irrevocably drawn to the man playing the drums. There was no denying the depth of connection he had with the music he was playing. That he’s a kind and good-humored man was another thing I observed. A true artist’s music is a part of them; it reflects part of their heart and the heart of Gerry Morgan is soul-deep. I knew I wanted to see and hear more of this man’s work. 😎
The first paragraph and all of the following ones from this point on was typed all on one evening, when I had planned on watching a piece of footage then read in the suspense books – yes, I truly had two going, that “s” wasn’t a typographical error 😉 – for a while. However, once I started watching Gerry’s magnificent drumming, that was it.
The title of the piece of footage I’m reviewing here is: GERRY MORGAN IRISH DRUMMER WARMS UP. 🙂 After a seven-second blacked-screen word introduction letting us know that this footage is of Gerry just messing around on the drum kit/set, the scene changes to the man and his drums. 😎 Mere seconds into it I’m going, “This is only warming up?!?! Wow!” 🙂 😎 No, make that “WOW!” 🙂 😎 Yes, that’s more accurate. 🙂 😎 I could be very happy listening to and watching Gerry Morgan “warm up” for an endless amount of time. 🙂 😎
As you know, if you’ve read my writings, I love good drumming. 🙂 It’s the favorite man-made musical instrument of this Cherokee girl (who has Irish heritage as well 🙂 ), although I love the harp very much, too. (I specify “man-made” because the music of our vocal chords and that of singing in sign are Creator-made. 🙂 ) I love to hear good drumming and watch how these great sounds come about – which drums, cymbals, et cetera, are being played at each given moment and how. In this article, I’m not talking about just good drumming – I’m talking about magnificent drumming! 🙂 😎 Gerry Morgan’s drumming is of the best. 😎
Right away he’s laying down such a groovy beat – takes my breath away. He has such a great presence at the drum set. 😎 He’s totally in control and familiar with his kit – comfortable, confident, at ease, endless strength and power, accurate, laid-back yet always at-the-ready, focused yet casual, content as well as creative – this man is really, really good at what he does. 🙂 😎 Amazing and supercool. 😎
His drumsticks are a blur of musical movement as he covers the entire set of equipment with such smoothness that it gives the appearance of effortlessness. 😎 I’d also like to note here that his mannerism and playing style is a very groovy calm. It is easy to see and hear that he feels the music soul-deep; it flows through his deft hands and feet as he takes the drums and cymbals through a musical journey of great artistic beauty. Such a pleasure and a blessing I thank the Creator for. 🙂
A cymbal crash at 19 seconds shimmers a few seconds then Gerry sets off an impressive run along his varying drums with clear notes and mach-like speed. 😎 He intermingles some cymbals with the drums at just the right moments, too. You’d maybe think a slower, more restful beat would follow this fast-paced section. But you’d be wrong. In a flash – without a moment’s breath – Gerry takes his “warm up” into yet another high-caliber level of drumming expertise. 😎
Never a moment of monotony. 😎 Gerry keeps changing it up, giving another section of music that goes with the previous while being a perfect lead-in to the next section. 😎 I love his choice of drum at each point, often choosing the deeper tones with the snare drum being included at the right moments in the right way without it being overplayed. 😎
The cymbals are just as awesome. 😎 Gerry’s music style, his drumstick velocity and touch are all truly magnificent. 🙂
By 1:26 Gerry is about to switch it up yet again, this amazing drummer. 🙂 😎 This footage has already brought prayers of thankfulness from my heart to the Creator for Gerry, good music and YouTube. 🙂 At 1:27, my gratefulness soars with the pleasure of the amazing artistry that Gerry is now putting forth. And the awesomeness keeps on rising to greater levels as the rhythm of the musical beat flows onward with even more added to it. He already took my breath away and now he is holding my heart as well, musically speaking. Can words truly convey the beauty of this music? Is any phrase powerful and worthy enough to use to try to describe it? I don’t believe so. I write what I hear, yet there are no words to write that will do Gerry’s music justice. The best I can do is to say that I love it. And I do. 🙂 My soul feels it and recognizes the depth of the music. What a beautiful thing this is.
I have been watching and listening to this footage for over two hours now as I’ve made myself hit the pause button from time to time in order to type my review. 🙂 That wasn’t easy to do; I admit that I watched the footage all of the way through oft times because I couldn’t make myself touch that pause button. Gerry is an amazing artist with a great soul for music. Soul music. Music that touches your soul in a good way is the best music there is. My heart gets it.
Before I close this review, I’ll share this little bit of information in regards to the first time (and every time after that, really) that I watched this piece of footage. I believe it might bring you a chuckle or two. 😉 I’m a very quiet person and shy as well, otherwise, when the sound faded out and the footage ended while Gerry was still drumming, the entire neighborhood would have heard me vocalizing my desire for the footage to continue with a heartfelt “NOOOOOOOO!” 🙂 My neighbors should be grateful for my quiet nature, yes? 🙂 😉
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