MD Podcast Episode 179: Aric Improta, Contemporary Jazz Coordination, Gretsch Micro Kit, and More

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss March 2019 featured artist Aric Improta of instrumental trio Night Verses and rap-punk band Fever 333. The education segment dives into some challenging coordination exercises for contemporary jazz applications. Up for review is Gretsch’s new Brooklyn series Micro Kit. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Show Notes

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Aric Improta feature interview

Gretsch Brooklyn series Micro Kit review


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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: