April 2015 Issue of <em>Modern Drummer</em> featuring Bernard “Pretty??? Purdie

(Available digitally February 26, 2015; on newsstands March 3, 2015)

On the Cover

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie

The depth and breadth of the legendary drummer’s career are simply astounding—and he’s not even close to slowing down.) – by Billy Amendola

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April 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie April 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie FEATURES
Catching Up With… Corky Laing /// Terry Silverlight

Kenny Washington Sharpening the ner points of jazz drumming for all.

Mark Stepro The Butch Walker regular works L.A.—his way.

John Colpitts His minimalist concepts always yield maximal results.

Gabor Dornyei Turning heads internationally, one country at a time.

Chloe Saavedra Navigating the new with Chaos Chaos.


In the Pocket – “Rock Steady” Demysti ed Four Steps to Mastering an
Advanced Funk Groove. By Jim Payne.

Strictly Technique – Hemiola Shifter With Three Stickings Exploring the Half-Note Triplet. By Bill Bachman.

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop
Creative Comping
Crossing the Barline Using Seven-Note Groupings. By Christian Finger.

Around the World – Traditional Percussion on Drumset Part 1: Congas. By Arturo Stable.

Rock Perspectives – Diamonds in the Ruff Part 2: The Sexy Four-Stroke. By Matt Starr.

Concepts – Building, Not Burning, Bridges Thoughts on Professionalism and
Career-Destroying Attitudes. By Russ Miller.


Product Close-Up
• DW Jazz Series Cherry/Gum Bebop Drumset
• Mapex Wraith, Warbird, and Versatus Black Panther Snares
• RKM Bass Drum Pedal
• Sabian Big & Ugly Ride Collection
• Regal Tip PJason Sutter Signature Sticks and Brushes

Electronic Review – Telefunken DD5 Drum Mic Pack

Electronic Insights – Drum Miking 101 Part 3: Three-Mic Setups. By John Emrich.

Gearing Up Trace Adkins’ Johnny Richardson

Shop Talk – The Evolution of the Tom-Tom From Chinese Noisemaker to Essential Instrument

New and Notable


“Teach Your Parents Well” By Adam Budofsky

Readers’ Platform


It’s Questionable Mind Matters: The Approach – Avoidance Conflict

Showcase Featuring Drum Market


Inside Methods Colin Bailey’s Bass Drum Control

Kit of the Month Cuckoo for Cocoa Carts

and more!