The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some basic ways to develop jazz independence and left-hand comping. The featured artist is Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth of experimental alt-rockers Bent Knee. Up for review are some cool Outlaw snare drums made from reclaimed wood. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Show Notes
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Watch Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth with Bent Knee
Progressive Independence: Jazz book
Philly Joe Jones on Miles Davis’s “Straight, No Chaser”

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Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: