Get ready for the ultimate do-it-yourself project: a battle-worthy handmade Japanese katana (long sword). In this one-of-a-kind video, Master Bladesmith Wally Hayes takes you step by step through the process of designing and building a Katana-Tac – a simplified tactical katana suitable for traditional martial arts practice or modern battlefield use. You will learn exactly how to design, profile, grind, temper, polish and haft your very own working katana using a minimum of tools and equipment.
While he perhaps never achieved star status outside the jazz world, Kenny Drew was and remains one of the preeminent straight-ahead bebop pianists. While he has led a very active career, 1960's Undercurrent was Drew's last album as a leader until the 1970's. In a way, Undercurrent is the intersection of two very popular jazz groups of the day - Cannonball Adderley's (Sam Jones and Louis Hayes) and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (Hank Mobley and Freddie Hubbard), with Drew's keys and tunes the unifying voice. Undercurrent is a fine, timeless mix of bop funk, fire, and finesse.