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Tony Mason - NYC Pocket Master

New York native Tony Mason, one of NYC’s most in-demand drummers, has a reputation built on his fierce backbeat, soulful timing, and undeniable groove. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15%…

Ry Rick Moe
Mar 19, 2018

Fred Below — Magic Maker

Sometimes it seems as if people have more regard for classic "things" than they do for classic people. An antique Radio King snare drum, an antique K. Zildjian cymbal and a Billy Glad stone drumset would illicit floods of adulation…

Story by Scott K. Fish | Photos by D. Shigley
Jan 10, 2018

The History of Rock Drumming: Part 1 - The Blues Influence

Rock drumming was born of the culmination of two musical styles: blues and country/western. 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+ Issues) 40+…

by Scott K. Fish
Sep 21, 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