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Articles in October 2017

Features

Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth

Since forming in 2009 while the members attended the Berklee College of Music, the group known as Bent Knee has released several records and done extensive touring, including a string of European dates last summer followed by opening slots on…

by Ilya Stemkovsky
Aug 30, 2017
Departments

Yes’s Close to the Edge

In the long list of accomplishments that led to Yes’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, Bill Bruford’s final statement with the band surely ranks as highly as any.

by Will Romano
Aug 30, 2017
Departments

Daxx Nielsen With Cheap Trick

More than forty years since its birth in Rockford, Illinois, the classic hard-rock group is as vibrant as ever, thanks to some recent, well-deserved recognition.

by Mike Haid
Aug 30, 2017
Features

Buddy Rich: A Timeline

No player in history could so confidently—and inarguably—wear the title of “the world’s greatest drummer.” Buddy Rich was simply a phenomenon, astounding vaudeville audiences in the late 1910s and early ’20s, well before most children began their conventional schooling. Indeed,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2017
Departments

What’s Your Favorite Jazz Drumming Album?

When we recently asked our social media followers for their favorite jazz drumming record, enthusiastic responses quickly flooded in. We tallied up the drummers that appeared on each pick and made a top-five list. The late pioneer Elvin Jones played…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2017
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Features

Antonio Sanchez Soars Beyond Birdman

Antonio Sanchez knows the key to being a successful jazz drummer in this unpredictable decade: Always keep evolving. To stay ahead of the game—both artistically and business-wise—the indefatigable artist embraces a whirlwind schedule and wholeheartedly welcomes a challenge. In addition…

Story by Jeff Potter | Photos by Paul La Raia
Aug 30, 2017
Features

Tucker Rule

The seasoned basher reunites with Thursday, backs a British boy band, drives the bus for Yellowcard, and releases a solid new sample library.

Story by Ben Meyer | Photos By John Fell
Aug 30, 2017
Education

Hybrid Rudimental Ritual

Variations on a Classic Method

by Mike Alfieri
Aug 30, 2017
Features

Video Interview with Buddy Rich Writer and Arranger John LaBarbera!

John LaBarbera is a Grammy-nominated composer and arranger whose works have been recorded and performed for nearly fifty years by many of the top artists of jazz, including Woody Herman, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Tormé, Bill Watrous, Phil Woods,…

Video and Text by Miguel Monroy
Aug 30, 2017
Equipment

Outlaw Drums - Heritage Series Snares

More than 150 years of American history commemorated in reclaimed heart pine snares.

by Brian Hill
Aug 30, 2017
Concepts

Visualize

Get Set Up for Success Before You Hit the Stage

by Mark Schulman
Aug 30, 2017
Equipment

HeadHunters - Crossovers Hybrid Rods

Blending the response and feel of regular drumsticks with the controlled, articulate sound of rods.

by Brian Hill
Aug 30, 2017
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Equipment

Fishbone’s Philip “Fish” Fisher

Philip “Fish” Fisher recently returned to legendary ska/funk/punk band Fishbone after a sixteen-year hiatus, during which time the drummer played with Justin Timberlake, House of Pain, Lady Antebellum, and Christina Aguilera. Fish stepped back into the band for a tour…

Interview by Dave Previ | Photos by Heather Courtney
Aug 30, 2017
Education

Tony Williams’ Concepts

Developing Tension and Release

by Matt Fisher
Aug 30, 2017
Equipment

New gear from Yamaha, SlapKlatz, Vater, British Drum Co., Overtone Labs and Tama!

Yamaha Tour Custom Maple Drumset Suitable for recording and live playing, Tour Custom Maple drumsets are constructed with 6-ply maple shells using the company’s proprietary staggered, diagonal-seam shell construction. Additional features include 2.3mm inverted Dyna Hoops that help focus the…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2017
Basics

Odd Groupings in Four-Bar Phrases

Trading Fours With Threes, Fives, and Sevens

by Joel Rothman
Aug 30, 2017
Departments

Tammy Glover of Thorcraft Cobra

Changing up my gear keeps me inspired. That said, I’ve been using my dad’s vintage 1953 Gretsch red sparkle on recordings since the ’90s. Initially it was a three-piece kit with a 16x22 kick, a 6x14 snare, a 10x13 rack…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2017
Equipment

2Box - DrumIt Five Module and TrigIt Triggers

A plug-and-play trigger system with 4 GB of flash memory for uploading original sounds.

by Michael Dawson
Aug 30, 2017
Features

50 Crucial Jazz Drumming Recordings

A hundred years. It’s a wonder to think that’s how long people have holed themselves away with their Victrolas, hi-fis, iPods, and Google Homes, listening intently to the wondrous music that four generations’ worth of jazz drummers have gifted humankind.…

Modern Drummer
Aug 30, 2017
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