An Editor’s Overview
History tells us that the first drum star was Gene Krupa.
...you've got to really take it over, so that when they think of 'drummer/singer' you're the first person they see."
Drummer and educator Blake Fleming recently self-published The Book of Rhythm, an encyclopedic compendium of rhythmic permutations. The book, which the author hopes will become a reference and creative inspiration for all types of creative musicians, is fascinating and well worth your time.
Active on the European avant-jazz and classical scenes, Studer was a founding member of the influential, freewheeling fusion group OM.
The life of the professional musician is rarely what it seems. People on the outside imagine stars lazing around with family, friends, and adoring fans.
Moses Archuleta cuts a contradictory figure. He’s tall and thin, with an almost gentle bearing. But onstage and in the studio, Moses exudes power and strength.
Gentile’s debut album, Mannequins, recalls Frank Zappa’s intricate polyrhythms if performed by a programmer, a classical percussionist, and a multi-limbed trap set player.
Editors Note: Modern Drummer was saddened to learn of the passing of famed Nashville studio drummer Jerry Carrigan earlier this month, at the age of seventy-five. Below is an interview we did with him that appeared in our September 1986 issue. As a lover of music and the process by which records are […]