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Jost Nickel’s Groove Book

Jost Nickel’s Groove Book

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….

Album Review: Nerve Live in Europe

Album Review: Nerve Live in Europe

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….

Joe Bonamassa’s Different Shades of Blue

Album Review: Anton Times Two

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.

Online review Enrico Pieranunzi Stories

Enrico Pieranunzi Stories

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….

moe. No Guts, No Glory

moe. No Guts, No Glory

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….