"It sure as hell would help if drummers would listen to the entire orchestra, rather than just concern themselves with their own immediate surroundings." The man speaking is Nick Perito, conductor/arranger for Perry Como, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Ferrante & Teicher, Shirley Bassey, Bobby Vinton, Shirley MacLaine and countless others. "Drummers don't listen to the rest of the orchestra," he charged.

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