June 1981 - Volume 5 • Number 4 - Modern Drummer Magazine

June 1981 – Volume 5 • Number 4

Simon Phillips, Steve Smith, Collin Walcott, Carmine Appice, Roberto Petaccia, Charli Persip, David Samuels, John Robinson, Liberty DeVitto, Mel Brown

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Articles in June 1981


Steve Smith: Journeyman

Although Journey has been around for eight years, tremendous public acclaim has come for the band only recently, particularly gaining momentum within the last three years of existence.

by Robyn Flans
Apr 12, 2017

Master Percussionist: Oregon's Collin Walcott

Master Percussionist: Oregon's Collin Walcott It was really one of the major lessons of my life when I first started to study Indian music with a guy from Pakistan who was studying psychology at Indiana. He showed me the basic…

by Harold Howland
Apr 12, 2017

Rock Perspectives - Concept for Two Drum Sets

The year following my high school graduation, one of the big favorites was James Brown and the Famous Flames. At least once a year he came to the San Francisco Bay Area and played all the big auditoriums.

David Garibaldi
Apr 12, 2017

Jazz Drummers Workshop - The Music of the Drums, Pt. 2

Today's music has developed to the degree that anything conceived can be used if it's done musically. The basic drum has changed considerably since the days of the stamped pit and the slit log drums of Africa.

by Barry Altschul
Apr 12, 2017
Driver's Seat

Driver's Seat - Hints On Playing With Big Bands

Driver's Seat Hints On Playing With Big Bands by Charlie Persip The important difference between big bands and small bands is in the orchestration/arrangements. A conventional big band has trumpet, trombone, sax and rhythm sections. These sections will, at times,…

by Charlie Persip
Apr 12, 2017

Concepts - The World's Greatest Drummer—And Other Hang-Ups

I've been asked many times, while presenting clinics,

by Roy Burns
Apr 12, 2017

Portraits - Carmine Appice

The first time I met Carmine Appice was back in 1978 at a drum clinic on Long Island. That was the day we taped the interview that appeared in the April 1978 issue of Modern Drummer.

by Scott K. Fish
Apr 12, 2017