Canopus artist Harvey Mason is one of the most influential and in-demand drummers of the past fifty years. His early work with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters set the template for crossover jazz/funk/fusion drumming, and his contemporary smooth-jazz quartet Fourplay has been one of the premier ensembles of the genre since its formation in 1991. Mason also boasts an extensive list of recording credits that range from orchestral music to hip-hop and rock. Canopus released the drummer’s workhorse 5.5x14 walnut/birch drum back in 2015, and this year the company is expanding Mason’s signature snare palette to include a tiny 6x10 stave walnut and a mammoth 10x14 ash/poplar.

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