February 1985 – Volume 9 • Number 2


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Articles in February 1985

Nigel Olsson — The Heart of Nigel Olson

Nigel Olsson speaks from the heart. In fact, there seems to be nothing he does that doesn't revolve around his heart. As he plays and sings on stage with Elton John, he uses his entire body to complement the artist's…

by Robyn Flans
Aug 17, 2018

Bill Lombardo

Bill Lombardo has had an interesting career already, and he hasn't hit 35 yet. Beginning in the early '60s as a rock drummer, Bill participated in the San Francisco psychedelic scene. He went on to play funk, country, and top-40…

by Rick Van Horn
Aug 17, 2018

The Benefits Of Left-Hand Ride

What do Billy Cobham, Simon Phillips, Kenny Aronoff, Daniel Humair, and Lenny White have in common? They all play ride patterns with their left hand. Left-hand ride refers to the technique drummers use who play drumset in a normal, right-hand…

by William F. Miller
Aug 17, 2018

February 1985 - Volume 9 • Number 2

Mel Lewis, Mark Brzezicki, Nigel Olsson, George Marsh, Steve Gadd, Mick Avory, Aynsley Dunbar, Jim Keltner, Joe Franco, Danny Seraphine, Steve Smith

Modern Drummer
Feb 1, 1985

Mel Lewis

The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and the Village Vanguard just seem to go together. For one thing, they both represent longevity. The Vanguard is the oldest club in New York City; Mel's band has one of the longest- running gigs…

by Rick Mattingly
Aug 17, 2018

Mark Brzezicki Big Country Beat

A lot has been written about Big Country's guitar sound, almost to the exclusion of everything else about them. While it's undeniable that the band's guitar sounds have captured a lot of people's attention, their drummer is not exactly out…

by Stanley Hall
Aug 17, 2018