Jost Nickel’s Groove Book explores the meaning of groove, both in terms of what is played and how it’s played. Each chapter presents a new concept, such as linear grooves or ghost notes, and with it a set of rules for constructing patterns….
Guitars, guitars, and yet more guitars, served up hot. The drums ain’t too shabby either….
Half a dozen top-shelf 2015 jazz and fusion releases still in high rotation at Modern Drummer HQ.
The Dutch multi-instrumentalist has released his kaleidoscopic sophomore album.
Modern Drummer gets the details.
From the first bar of the deep-shuffle opener, “La Place Street,” McClenty Hunter hits the grooving sweet spot and never flags throughout the joyous disc….
Proggy fusion that’s light on seriousness but heavy on the musicianship of Marco Minnemann and company.
The peace-and-love guru is back with his eighteenth studio release.
Following a series of studio EPs that continued to expand and refine an electronic style executed by humans, Jojo Mayer and Nerve return with a much-anticipated album of performances captured during a 2014 European tour….
A pair of recent recordings, Eric Johnson and Mike Stern’s Eclectic and Joe Bonamassa’s Different Shades of Blue, reveal what Late Show drummer Anton Fig is up to when he’s away from the TV cameras—namely, making some famous guitar slingers very, very happy.
Inspired by Gary Chester’s popular tutorial The New Breed, Blake Paulson’s method book Drumset Supersets quickly gets into the nitty-gritty by having students learn and memorize ostinatos for the hands and then tackle a series of bass drum reading exercises to be played in combination….
Get yourself some primo Vinnie Colaiuta right here, folks!
A intimate trio setting can be especially suitable to a drummer who has masterful control of the “small” notes. This is such a setting, and Antonio Sanchez is such a drummer….
Ramshackle Serenade may be this trio’s first studio record in more than a decade, but it’s as if these guys see each other every day.
On an album full of over-driven guitar, dreamy and sometimes ominous soundscapes, strong melody and lyrical content, Vinnie Amico’s drums refuse to be relegated to the background….