(Available in print July 2, 2015; digitally June 30, 2015)

On the Cover

Antonio Sanchez

“I’m in a very scary place right now, because I’m saying no to everything so I can do my thing. But I’m determined to get my product out because I believe in what I’m doing.” Riding high on his Birdman score and sporting an inspired pair of new releases, this drummer is ready to soar to bandleader glory. – by Michael Parillo

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August 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Antonio Sanchez

FEATURES

Catching Up With… Albert “Tootie” Heath /// Bryan Adams’ Mickey Curry /// Blues Traveler’s Brendan Hill

Get Good: Anger Management Dealing with tough people without losing your cool. – by Juels Thomas

Adam Christgau The fine art of fine-tuning for the situation. – by Ilya Stemkovsky

Dylan Howe Deconstructing Bowie with an ear to jazz. – by Ken Micallef

Jay Postones Technique and transformation with Tesseract. – by Ben Meyer

A Different View: Merrill Garbus Tune-Yards’ founder is led by the sound of drumming. – by Will Romano

Setting Sights: John Tempesta The rock journeyman takes Motor Sister for a Ride. – by David Ciauro

EDUCATION

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop – Antonio Sanchez The Meridian Suite – by Terry Branam (click here for supplemental video)

Basics – Beware of the Chi-Ga-Da!Exercises for Harnessing a Powerful Funk/Fusion Sticking – by Rich Redmond (click here for supplemental video)

Strictly Technique – Pataflafla Hemiolas Straight and Alternating Versions Over Half-Note Triplets – by Bill Bachman (click here for supplemental video)

Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic – The Paradiddle Challenge Unlocking Keith Carlock–Type Hand/Foot Interplay – by Daniel Bédard

Around the World – Traditional Percussion on Drumset Part 4: Cajon – by Arturo Stable

Rock Perspectives – Progressive Drumming Essentials Part 2: Demystifying Polyrhythms – by Aaron Edgar (click here for supplemental video)

Concepts – Nothing Happens When You’re Comfortable Setting Goals for Maximum Growth – by Russ Miller

EQUIPMENT

Product Close-Up
• Bone Custom Drums Mineral Maple Drumset (click here for supplemental video)
• Zildjian FX Series China Trashes, Volcano Cup Zil-Bel, and Spiral Stacker (click here for supplemental video)
• Fidock 6×13 Heartbreaker Series Snare (click here for supplemental video)
• Remo Powerstroke 77 and Powerstroke 3 Black Dot Drumheads

Electronic Review – Ultimate Ears Pro UE-11 In-Ear Monitors

Shop Talk – Get the Most Beat for Your Buck 4 Options for Building a Primo Snare Collection on a Workingman’s Budget – by Nate Bauman (click here for supplemental video)

Gearing Up Peter Erskine

New and Notable

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW
Grousers Anonymous by Adam Budofsky

Readers’ Platform

News

It’s Questionable Mind Matters: Why Am I Avoiding Practice? • Dashboard Practice Pads

Showcase Featuring Drum Market

Critique

Backbeats
Nashville Drummers Jam • Carlos Vega Memorial Concert

Kit of the Month Conga Color

and more!