This is the quote from John Beck the composer of The Drum Concerto video

Lloyd, Your performance was excellent and true to what I wrote. Many times I hear this played but as you know improvisation is part of drum set playing and what I hear is someone improvising on what I wrote. My intention was for the soloist to play what I wrote and improvise on the open solo at the end – you did that and I am pleased to hear how well you did it. You are an excellent player with a good relaxed style that makes the drum set sound like a musical instrument and not a noise maker. If you have a BIO send it to me. I would like to get to know more about you. John Beck, Professor Emeritus of Percussion, Eastman School of Music, USA.

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