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Industry Insights: Armand Zildjian

To most of the world, the name

by Richard Egart
Oct 22, 2018

The State Of The Art — Alan Dawson

Alan Dawson is not a man who’s swayed by the current whims of the drum industry.

by Scott K. Fish
Oct 5, 2018

The State Of The Art

An Anniversary is typically a time to celebrate, but it can also be a time to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future.

Modern Drummer
Oct 5, 2018

Alan Dawson

In the basement studio where Alan Dawson teaches, a concert poster shows Alan dressed in a tuxedo, looking stately on his throne, drumming with Dave Brubeck. Scrawled across the top is a note from Brubeck: “Alan—thanks for the great job…

by Jeff Potter
Aug 30, 2018

Alan Dawson "Airegin"

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Transcribed by Tim Smith
Jan 10, 2018

Alan Dawson – Chops And Brains Equal A Boston Master

Dawson hears of Roach's praise midway through a lesson with one of the 30 students he teaches each week in the studio of his rambling split-level home in the Boston suburb of Lexington. "That's real nice of Max", he says…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

Tony Williams

Just what is a Tony Williams? Many of his admirers have described his style as "free", "he doesn't really play rudimental things", "he's loose", "there's something out of the ordinary about what he does", "it's different." TO READ THE FULL…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

Beyond the Noteheads - Benefits and Strategies for Transcribing, Part 2

I lead a lab at Temple University, and at our first meeting of each semester I ask my students what music they have an interest in learning more about. Some want to gain a deeper understanding of a particular style…

Steve Fidyk
Feb 17, 2017

January 2001 - Volume 25 • Number 1

Tré Cool, Wuv, Nicko McBrain, Dave Krusen, Phil Ehart, Trey Gray, Steve Gadd, Joe Morello, Rod Morgenstein, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Mel Lewis, Roy Burns, Mark Parsons, Rick Van Horn, Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Tito Puente, Alan Dawson,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2001

June 1999 - Volume 23 • Number 6

Virgil Donati, Ron Welty, Clem Burke, Ed Uribe, Rene Creemers, Matt Johnson, Nate Brown, Hamid Drake, Paul Culligan, Mel Brown, Rod Morgenstein, Chet Doboe, John Ramsay, Alan Dawson, Ted Bonar, Russ McKinnon, Lee Rudnicki, Ron Hefner, Roger Cohen, John “JR”…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 1999

July 1996 - Volume 20 • Number 7

In this Issue: Joey Baron, Philip Rhodes,  Paul Leim, Eddie Bayers, Tommy Wells, Jerry Kroon, Kenny Malone, Owen Hale, Lonnie Wilson, Milton Sledge, Alan Dawson, Gary Seligson, Richard Hilms, Louie Bellson, Charlie Benante, Peter Yanowitz, Jody Stephens, Terry Bozzio, John…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 1996

July 1987 - Volume 11 • Number 6

In this magazine: Peter Erskine, Anton Fier, Charly Antolini, Michael Eurich, Dave Weckl, Kenny Aronoff, Rod Morgenstein, Alan Dawson & Steve Gadd TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 1987

January 1986 - Volume 10 • Number 1

Louie Bellson, Alan Dawson, Sly Dunbar, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Danny Gottlieb, Omar Hakim, Larrie Londin, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Andy Newmark, Jimmy Bralower, Jules Moss, Bill Bruford, Gil Moore, Carl Palmer, John Bonham, Karen Carpenter, Nick Ceroli, Papa Jo…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 1986

May 1985 - Volume 9 • Number 5

Alan Dawson, David Robinson, Steve Ferrone, D.J. Fontana, Barry Keane, Bev Bevan, Garry Peterson, Larrie Londin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Carmine Appice TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 1985