The Drummstick 2 on Edgetone Records

E. Doctor Smith’s original invention, the Drummstick, has a vertical design that enhances his ability to digitally tap, slap, flam, and roll. This CD showcases the versatility of his instrument and presents truly inspired left-the-box-way-behind music that smacks you up one side of your head while caressing you down the other. 

For the Drummstick’s 10th anniversary, Doc reassembled many of the musicians from the Drummstick’s debut release in 2000, as well as some great new ones. Rejoining Doc for Drummstick 2 are bassist and co-producer Celia DuBose; Jack Wright with his array of electric guitars and loops; Neil Mezebish on acoustic and MIDI saxes; trumpeter and Feat of Clay co-founder the “Mad Swede,” aka Eric Dahlman; and his long-time collaborator and K2 co-founder Seth “Elgie” Elgart on assorted iBooks, vintage synthesizers, keyboards and samples.

Also joining Doc is bassist Mike Shea, who recorded with Doc’s latest ensemble, Robert Anbian and UFQ: The Unidentified Flying Quartet, featuring poet Robert Anbian, saxophonist Charles Unger, and pianist Sam Peoples.

“I call the post-fusion, world beat jazz these guys play ‘acid-bop’...”

-Robert Anbian, Poet
CDs & Mp3s CDs & Mp3s The Drummstick Live at the State Theater  (sold out)

The long awaited Drummstick DVD has already sold out! More are being pressed, so stay tuned. This one of a kind special had been five years in the making! The Drummstick Live at the State Theatre is a 2 Disk DVD with bonus videos of Ethiopian Eyes, featuring Tranque and LCJ of the Subterraneanz! Guest musicians on the DVD include Siobhan Canty, Eric Dahlman, Sandip Burman, Neeta Ragoowasnsi, Carlos Augustus, and Chris Gulino.
The Drummstick on Edgetone Records

Having played for 20 years in jazz, fusion, pop, and folk bands as a serious student of drums, E. Doctor Smith developed a love of digital drumming that compelled him to design and build an instrument that would give him maximum flexibility as a writer, drummer, and performer.  The Drummstick, a percussion controller with 16 finger-pads mounted on a 2 x 6 piece of wood, is worn like a guitar and used exclusively to achieve Doc’s primary goal in life— to make spirits dance. 

“From the banjo-meets-Bruford tribal groove of “Futureboy” to the atmospheric sonic landscapes of “Girl of a Thousand Days,” E. Doctor Smith treads a musical road less traveled. His intrepid ensemble’s acid jazz explorations wander into every world musical nook and cranny, making this collection a trip well worth taking.” 

-Stephen Bray, Producer