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August 2013 Issue – Volume 38 • Number 8

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Articles in August 2013

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What Do You Know About...Connie Kay

What Do You Know About... Connie Kay Clad in his trademark bow tie and tux, he set the bar for elegant, sensitive swing with the Modern Jazz Quartet, one of the longest-running successes in music history. But did you know…

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In Memoriam - Robert Zildjian

In Memoriam Robert Zildjian July 14, 1923–March 28, 2013 by Rick Van Horn Robert Zildjian, who died this past March 28 at the age of eighty-nine, was many things. He was an astute and aggressive businessman, a devoted and revered…

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Zigaboo Modeliste

Zigaboo Modeliste Story by "Pistol" Pete Kaufmann Photos by Jay Blakesberg How is it that his drumming approach is so unusual yet so fully representative of the breadth of New Orleans’ remarkable rhythmic legacy? In his first-ever Modern Drummer cover…

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Steve Smith on Narada Michael Walden

Steve Smith on Narada Michael Walden by Ilya Stemkovsky Modern Drummer recently popped in on Vital Information drummer and 2013 Pro Panelist Steve Smith to chat about one of his favorite albums, the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Visions of the Emerald Beyond.…

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Up & Coming - The Summer Set's Jess Bowen

Up & Coming The Summer Set's Jess Bowen This power-pop rocker talks about bringing the hard stuff. by Ilya Stemkovsky Jess Bowen is no stranger to the “boys’ club” mentality that female drummers have dealt with for decades. “I was…

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Rock 'N' Jazz Clinic - Samba Coordination Builder

12 Independence Exercises Based on Chick Corea’s “Sicily” by Daniel Bédard I remember first hearing Chick Corea’s 1978 recording Friends at my music teacher’s house. This was when my ears got hooked on jazz. I was coming from a background…

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Michael Miley

Michael Miley by Ken Micallef Rival Sons are on the crest of a wave of bands dead set on reviving the true essence of classic rock. It’s a path not so easily taken in 2013, as the group’s drummer explains…

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Strictly Technique - Part 1: Volume and Accent Character

Strictly Technique Part 1: Volume and Accent Character by Chris Prescott Most of us tackled basic rudimental patterns when we first learned to play the drums. For me, these endless combinations were fun to practice, but I soon wondered why…

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BackBeats: John Densmore: The Doors Unhinged

BackBeats John Densmore: The Doors Unhinged Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes On Trial by Michael Parillo Standing firm in his conviction that the Doors must not be misrepresented or commercialized, the band’s drummer meets two of his former mates in court.…

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Jazz Drummer's Workshop - Stick Control Revisited Drumset Applications

by Steve Fidyk This month’s Jazz Drummer’s Workshop features some of my favorite applications of the classic George Lawrence Stone book Stick Control. The exercises utilize the “72 Single Beat Combinations” found on pages 5–7, and they could also be…

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Rock Perspectives - Double Bass Workout, Part 1

Rock Perspectives Double Bass Workout Part 1: 16th-Note, Sextuplet, and 32nd-Note Fills by Todd Vinciguerra Welcome to the first installment in a series of articles focusing on double bass. In this lesson we’ll explore fill ideas where we’re mixing 16th…

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