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Why Influencers Matter

The Drummers Who Forged Charlie Watts’ Style As a teenager in early ‘50s London, Charlie Watts discovered the American jazz art form and was transformed. He became obsessed with anything and everything regarding the American jazz movement—including the fashion and…

By Mike Haid
Oct 29, 2021

The Charleston

The Root Rhythm of Jazz and Beyond The Charleston was a popular dance rhythm during the 1920s that got its name from the popular composition of the same name by pianist/composer James P. Johnson. The syncopated Charleston rhythm is one…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2020

The Traditional Roots Of Billy Higgins

Billy Higgins is a modest human being who is proud to be part of jazz history. If playing is an extension of an individual's personality, then that statement has no better empirical proof than in the presence of Mr. Higgins.…

by Charles M. Bernstein
Nov 13, 2017

Influences - Billy Higgins

The year was 1959, and in New York City, Ornette Coleman’s quartet was creating a bona fide controversy with its six-week run at the Five Spot. The music was rhythmically loose and had at its core a melodic and harmonic…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

January 2009 - Volume 33 • Number 1

Gavin Harrison, Gene Krupa, Billy Higgins, Jeremy Stacey, Aaron Gillespie, Pat Wilson, J. Mascis, D.H. Peligro, Sean Davidson, Chris Raines, Tim Callihan, Billy Martin, Brandon Barnes TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year…

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Jan 1, 2009

October 2001 - Volume 25 • Number 10

John Blackwell, Billy Higgins, Jon Wysocki, Scott Underwood, Matt Cameron, Alexis Fleisig, Damon Delapaz, Tommy Alesi, Michael Zerang, Patrick Wilson, Deen Castronovo, Bobby Hewitt, Rob Bourdon, Billy Martin, David Garibaldi, Kevin Miller TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital…

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Oct 1, 2001

March 1999 - Volume 23 • Number 3

David Silveria, Cindy Blackman, Bill Ward, Lonnie Wilson, Tommy Lee, Rick Latham, Fred LeBlanc, Hilarie Sidney, Ernie Adams, Alessandra Belloni, Billy HIggins, Dave Weckl, Buddy Rich TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year…

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Mar 1, 1999

July 1997 - Volume 21 • Number 7

Ringo Starr, Zak Starkey, Billy Drummond, John Riley, Clyde Stubblefield, Ben Gillies, David Bowie, Billy Higgins, Mikkey Dee, Joe Daniels, Dave Barborossa, Bill Bruford, Marc Quinones, John Riley TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or…

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Jul 1, 1997

February 1992 - Volume 16 • Number 2

In this Issue: Lars Ulrich, Billy Higgins, William Kennedy, Deen Castronovo, Billy Cobham, Roy Haynes, Casey Scheuerell, David Garibaldi, Tommy Aldridge, Chuck Morris TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital…

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Feb 1, 1992

February 1983 - Volume 7 • Number 2

Jeff Porcaro, Clem Burke, Billy Higgins, Larry Blackmon, Phil Ehart, Rod Morgenstein, Russ Kunkel, Neil Peart TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine 47 Years of Archives (500+…

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Feb 1, 1983