Electric Jazz: 1985 (co-winner) It was a fairly typical Monday night at the Village Vanguard in New York City. The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra was grooving along, supported as usual by the mellow swing of the drummer. In this particular band, the role of the drums isn’t so much to …
Certain reader questions seem to repeat themselves. Several of them involve the ins and outs of bass drums. What size? What kind of heads? How do I tune them?
“Contemporary” is defined as “being of the time.” When applied to music, the term indicates that the music is made up of elements that are currently in existence.
The ’80s might not be anyone’s first reference point for the golden age of jazz, but a closer examination reveals wonders under the surface. Sure, traditional acoustic jazz was no longer in favor, though some of the established innovators of the ’60s and ’70s were still playing at a high …
Jason Bittner, Travis Barker, Nicko McBrain, Rob Morgenstein, Russ Miller, Famoudou Don Moye, Stanton Moore, Danny Gottlieb, Don Brewer, Aaron Harris, Peter Wildoer, Joey Jordison, Mike Mangini, Simin Phillips
Elvin Jones, Jeremy Hummel, Justin Foley, René Creemers Wim de Vries, Joey Jordison, Fred Hell, Paul Wertico, Richie Hayward, Mercedes Lander, Terry Silverlight, Mike Chiplin, Terry Bozzio, Danny Gottlieb, Bill Ashbaugh
Wuv, Joe Morello, Tim Alexander, Scott F. Crago, Steve Jocz, Cyrus Bolooki, Bun E. Carlos, Philip Peeples, Bobby Caldwell, Brain St. Clair, Rikki Rockett, Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Papa Jo Jones, Pat Wilson, Bill Stewart, Danny Gottlieb, Mike Bordin
Billy Cobham, Giovanni Hidalgo, Matt Wilson, Max Roach, Bernard Perdie, Apt. Q-258, Jeff Sipe, Wayne Wilburn, Mike Portnoy, Andy Partridge, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Caroline Corr, Roger Earl, Les DeMerle, Denny Fongheiser, Kenny Aronoff, Danny Gottlieb
Jack Irons, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Ricky Lawson, Adrian Young, Steve Smith, Mike Palmer, Danny Gottlieb, Mario Calire, Ken Tondre, Marcus Miller, Brad Hargreaves, J.D. Blair, Steve Smith, Scott Amendola, Carl Allen , Jerry Marotta, Dennis Chambers, John ” JR” Robinson
In this Issue: Adam Nussbaum, Jimmy Chamberlin, Bill Bruford, Tony Williams, Steve Smith, Billy Cobham, Ed Shaughnessy, Danny Gottlieb, Cactus Moser, Louie Bellsom
In this Issue: Charlie Watts, Frederick Waits, Deen Castronovo, Dave Weckl, Jack DeJohnette, Vinnie Colaiuta, Danny Gottlieb, Gregg Bissonette, Liberty DeVitto, Chad Wackerman, Michael Shrieve, David Beal, Carl Palmer
In this issue: Danny Gottlieb, Alan Childs, David Moss, David Linton, Samm Bennett, Charles K. Noyes
Roy Hanes, A.J. Pero, Jimmie Fadden, Willie Wilcox, Dan Donnelly, David Calarco, Dave Huff, Neil peart, Danny Gottlieb, Bobby Rondinelli, Boo Boo McAfee, Curly Whitaker
Louie Bellson, Alan Dawson, Sly Dunbar, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Danny Gottlieb, Omar Hakim, Larrie Londin, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Andy Newmark, Jimmy Bralower, Jules Moss, Bill Bruford, Gil Moore, Carl Palmer, John Bonham, Karen Carpenter, Nick Ceroli, Papa Jo Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Roy Knapp, Shelly Manne, Kenny Clare, …
Max Weinberg, Narada Michael Walden, Danny Gottlieb, Prairie Prince, Hal Blaine, Gina Schock, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Bruford, Ed Shaughnessy
Shelly Manne, Tommy Aldridge, Jim Chapin, Darrell Sweet, Billy Gladstone, Charley Donnelly, Peter Criss, Danny Gottlieb, Paul T. Riddle, Freddie Waits
Posted: September 10, 2020
Drummers on Record: Danny Gottlieb, Pedrito Martinez, Linda Pitmon
Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb Electric Blue (Danny Gottlieb) Bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb, who share a nearly fifty-year working relationship, are releasing their first-ever duo recording, Electric Blue, featuring just drums and bass. Egan and Gottlieb spent years touring and recording together as members of the original …
Posted: June 25, 2019
Lee Finkelstein of the Blues Brothers and Funk Filharmonik
After I subbed for the inimitable David Garibaldi with Tower of Power in 2004, it was great to be acknowledged in MD. Getting to do that was a bucket list and dream gig that changed my career forever.
Posted: November 2, 2015
Dom Famularo’s Teachers List
Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …
Posted: September 24, 2014
Drummer Blog: Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond Gears Up for Drummer’s Weekend
Hello there, MD readers! I am very excited to be hosting my second “Drummer’s Weekend??? in Nashville this October 31 through November 2….
Posted: September 18, 2013
Nashville Drummers Jam 3: Tribute to Jeff Porcaro
The Nashville Drummers Jam, along with promotional partner, Tom Hurst Presents Loud Jamz, and venue partner, Douglas Corner Café, involves bringing top Nashville drummers together to perform their favorite songs from a selected theme while raising money for worthy causes. The Nashville Drummers Jam 3, which took place on September …
Posted: August 12, 2013
World’s Fastest Drummer Competition Heats Up Nashville
Tom Grosset of Toronto became the second person in history to break 1,200 single strokes (hits) in sixty seconds, at this year’s WFD World’s Fastest Drummer Extreme Sport drumming event held during the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville this past July. Grosset, who played 1,208 single strokes, broke the previous …
Posted: January 3, 2013
Mark Egan On…
The star bassist reflects on 15 world-class drummers
The February 2013 issue of Modern Drummer magazine features renowned bassist Mark Egan sharing some of the lessons he’s learned from working with drumming royalty. Here he focuses the discussion on the unique qualities and skills each of these players brings to the table….
Posted: June 20, 2012
Music has guided my career for over two decades. I was born in Switzerland, and I started to play drums at age thirteen, playing rock ’n’ roll and then becoming the drummer for the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra. After receiving two scholarships from Berklee College of Music, I moved to …
Posted: January 10, 2012
Mel Lewis: A Quiet Fire
For big band great Mel Lewis, the drums were his easy chair and the band his hearth. He was the fire.
Posted: December 16, 2011
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen: Perseverance
This article originally ran in the March 1988 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. The thoughts are those of Rick Allen, drummer with Def Leppard. The topic concerns the aftermath of a tragic car accident in the winter of 1984 that cost him his left arm, but ultimately provided those who …
Posted: September 16, 2011
The Evolution of Jazz Drumming by Danny Gottlieb
Educator and renowned player Danny Gottlieb chronicles the history of jazz drumming in an entertaining and educational workbook format.
Posted: March 25, 2007
Danny Gottlieb with The Pat Metheny Group
Averaging almost two hundred performances every year for the past thirty years, Danny Gottlieb–original drummer with The Pat Metheny Group–continues to be an in-demand jazz drummer both in the US and in Europe….
Posted: March 9, 2023
John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Danny Gottlieb
John’s guest is legendary drummer, Danny Gottlieb! John and Danny do a deep dive into Danny’s long and productive career. Studying with his lifelong teacher and mentor, the great Joe Morello beginning at age 16. Studying with greats Mel Lewis and Gary Chester. Playing with Pat Metheny, Mahavishnu Orchestra, the …