How to use odd groupings for fills and grooves
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Jost Nickel is a well-known musician in his native country of Germany and his reputation is rapidly spreading worldwide. His name appears in the credits of many hit records at home as well as France where Jost has played drums alongside Abe Laboriel Jr. and Manu Katché on some of the country‘s top-selling albums. Jost's career got a real boost when he joined the German fusion band Matalex. He recorded most of Matalex's albums (two of them featured Randy Brecker on trumpet). Most recently, Jost began a creative relationship with German supergroup Jan Delay & Disko No.1 whose last CDs went straight to Number 1 on the charts. Jost is known for his punchy, articulate drum sound, which he counterbalances with a jazzy, exotic cymbal wash. His first appearance at a drum festival in North America was the Montreal Drum Fest in 2010 where the audience gave him a standing ovation.