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Nashville Drummers Jam 11

The Nashville Drummers Jam, a fundraising gathering that honors prominent artists of the drumming community, held its eleventh production at the Mercy Lounge’s Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tennessee, this past December 4. At the event, the organization’s founders—drummers Tom Hurst…

Story and photos by Sayre Berman
May 30, 2018

Ben Riley, Pat Torpey and Z’EV

Jazz drumming great Ben Riley died last November 18. He was eighty-four. Although best remembered for his high-profile 1964–67 tenure with the iconic pianist Thelonious Monk, Riley enjoyed a fruitful six-decade career supporting a lengthy roster of jazz luminaries, including…

Modern Drummer
Apr 25, 2018

Mr. Big's Pat Torpey

Pat Torpey specializes in power drumming with a relaxed, confident groove, managing to radiate strength without pounding or bullying his drums. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital Monthly Magazine…

by Albert Bouchard and Deborah Frost
Feb 9, 2018

Mr. Big's Pat Torpey - Breaking Down the Quasi-Linear Beat to "Take Cover"

Off The Record Mr. Big’s Pat Torpey Breaking Down the Quasi-Linear Beat to “Take Cover” by Matt Starr This month we’re going to look at a unique beat performed by Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey for the song “Take Cover,”…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

October 2000 - Volume 24 • Number 10

Jon Fishman, Hal Blaine, Vinnie Paul, Paul Wertico, Tom Hambridge, Mike Joyce, Pat Torpey, Michael Cartellone, Bruce Guttridge, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jim Keltner, Adam Nussbaum TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15%…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2000