December 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Buddy Rich!
(available on newsstands November 11, 2012)
On the Cover
Twenty-five years after his passing, MD reevaluates the man many still call “the World’s Greatest Drummer.” Jeff Potter tells Buddy’s life story, Steve Fidyk analyzes some classic performances, and Ken Micallef quizzes MD Pro Panelists Antonio Sanchez, Jim Keltner, and Terri Lyne Carrington about his ongoing relevance.
• The Bombastic Meatbats’ CHAD SMITH
• Silversun Pickups’ CHRISTOPHER GUANLAO
His restless global spirit has informed the music of renowned artists such as Anat Cohen and Angélique Kidjo.
With his current role as the driver of the Buddy Rich Band, it’s clear that very few drummers’ career trajectories are like GP’s.
DRUMMER TO DRUMMER
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s JOHN RILEY Chats With VJO Sub PAUL WELLS
GET THE BEST
Featuring Dixie Dregs, Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat
Confessor/Loincloth’s STEVE SHELTON
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT…?
West Coast Studio Ace RICK SHLOSSER
THE LOS ANGELES MUSIC ACADEMY
The CRASH Course to Success Part 5: Hunger
Understanding Odd Time Signatures Part 3: Greater Than Seven
Fours and Sevens in 7/8 Part 2: Double Strokes
JAZZ DRUMMER’S WORKSHOP
Action Figures Approaches for Big Band Rhythmic Articulation
AROUND THE WORLD
More Indian Rhythms for Drumset Counting Backward to the Downbeat
Alfred’s Drum Method Revisited Twenty-Five Years of Percussion Pedagogy
• CANOPUS Ash Standard Drumset
• SABIAN 2012 Players’ Choice Winners• EVANS Black Chrome Drumheads
• MEINL Artisan Cajons and Tambourines
• INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION Bundlz, Sweepz, and Drumset Sticks
OVERTONE LABS Tune-bot Drum Tuner
Death Grips’ ZACH HILL
NEW AND NOTABLE
Buddy Rich’s Super Classic WFL Drumkit
AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW
Buddy by Michael Parillo
ASK A PRO Rodney Howard, Stewart Copeland
IT’S QUESTIONABLE The Doctor Is In • Drum Cases for Airplanes
SHOWCASE Featuring Drum Market
CRITIQUE Including Lighting the Fuse
BACKBEATS 2012 DCI World Championship Finals
KIT OF THE MONTH Banding Together