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June 1984:
Gerald Brown

Gerry Brown isn’t sure what to call it—fate, destiny, chance—but whatever it was, the timing for his return to the U.S. was impeccable.



Posted: March 21, 2017

Category: Clinics and Events, News, News and Events
Billy Cobham Bringing Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat to the Mesa Arts Center

Drumming legend and jazz fusion pioneer Billy Cobham will bring his highly acclaimed Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat back to the Mesa Arts Center for its second year, offering an immersive educational program for drummers, bassists, guitarists, and keyboard players.


Posted: August 19, 2014

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Influences: Harvey Mason

Here, as a companion to our August 2014 Influences piece on Mason, we speak with the drummer about his new album, his early days, the drummers who inspired him, and more….


Posted: January 18, 2012

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Doug Yowell

I studied my heart out and began lessons with Peter Erskine when I was sixteen years old. He was as much a friend as a mentor. Peter not only taught me behind the kit but also took me to countless recording sessions to watch a true master working with all …


Posted: January 10, 2012

Category: Drummers, The Greats
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: August 1, 2011

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Los Angeles Drummer/Drum Tech Tod T. Burr

Tod T. Burr checking in. For those of you new to my crazy life, here’s a quick recap…


Posted: May 28, 2008

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
Drummer Blog: Karl Latham

This has been an interesting year for me so far, with lots of cool stuff going on. It started with a NAMM trip and great hangs with Freddy Studer, Ryan Kreiger, Gerry Brown, Kim Plainfield, Sandy Gennaro, Rich Mangicaro, Larry Lelli, Tony Lewis, Ivan Hampden, Dena Taurellio, and so many …


Posted: May 12, 2004

Category: Drummers, Feature Stories
Prince’s John Blackwell: An Interview

John Blackwell always listened to his dad’s advice, and it’s paid off, big time. “Growing up, my dad used to tell me, ‘If you want to make any money in this business, play in the pocket.'”…



Posted: December 16, 2021

Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
#ThrowbackThursday David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Gerry Brown

Welcome to MD’s #ThrowbackThursday Podcast with Gerry Brown! Join David Frangioni and Billy Amendola for this week’s MD video/audio Podcast as they speak with legendary pocket-drummer Gerry Brown about his tours with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, George Benson, Lionel Ritchie, and more. For drum tech tips, one of the best in …


Posted: February 11, 2021

Episode 20
Category: The Modern Drummer Podcast
The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 20: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Gerry Brown

Episode 20: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola feature interview with legendary pocket-drummer Gerry Brown Join David Frangioni and Billy Amendola for this week’s MD video/audio Podcast as they speak with legendary pocket-drummer Gerry Brown about his tours with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, George Benson, Lionel Ritchie, and more. For drum …