March 2012 Issue – Volume 37 • Number 3


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Articles in March 2012

The Spivack/Wilson Approach to Technique Part 3: Continuity and Chronological Order

To better understand what’s presented in this third installment on the teaching methods of the legendary educators Murray Spivack and Richard Wilson, please reread the first and second articles (September 2011 and November 2011). In our last installment we discussed…

by Richard Martinez and Kevin Crabb
Mar 19, 2018

Focus on the Hi-Hat The Classic Swing Sound

Before small groups reigned supreme and the ride cymbal became king, the beacon in jazz timekeeping was the hi-hat. Jo Jones with Count Basie and Ray McKinley with Glenn Miller were masters of the hi-hat. Both players could swing an…

by Steve Fidyk
Mar 19, 2018

The CRASH Course to Success Part 1: Commitment

What does it take to succeed as a working drummer? Commitment. Commitment is the word for the first letter in an acronym I created, CRASH, to illustrate concepts people can use to attract success to their lives. (The remaining concepts,…

by Rich Redmond
Mar 19, 2018

Tony Mason - NYC Pocket Master

Photo by Michael Rosati A revered New York cat quietly plies his trade and builds a résumé to die for. New York native Tony Mason, one of NYC’s most in-demand drummers, has a reputation built on his fierce backbeat, soulful…

Ry Rick Moe
Mar 19, 2018

Art Blakey: The Mentor

We all know those iconic black-and-white images: Blakey at the kit, sweat beads on his forehead, a flash in the eyes, and that mouth agape—sometimes with the tongue flat out—in pure elation. And that’s also how he sounded.   Sure,…

by Jeff Potter
Mar 19, 2018

Gregory Hutchinson

Hutch might just be the jazz drummer’s jazz drummer—historically astute and futuristically minded, with the kind of technique, soul, and sophistication that today’s most important artists treasure. Hands On With Hutch is Gregory Hutchinson’s DVD treatise on everything required to…

Story by Ken Micallef | Photos by Timothy Saccenti
Mar 19, 2018

Mike Mangini - Living The Dream

By creating layers of complex rhythms that complement Dream Theater’s epic arrangements, “the new guy” is ushering in a bold and exciting era for the band, its fans, and progressive rock music itself. When the shocking news broke that Dream…

Story by Mike Haid | Photos by Paul La Raia
Mar 19, 2018