Featuring amazing performances and illuminating interviews from eleven of today’s greatest drum artists, the new, four-disc, twelve-hour DVD of the 2008 Modern Drummer Festival™ is much more than merely the highlights of the most prestigious, longest-running, largest live drumming event in the world. The deluxe Modern Drummer Festival™ 2008 DVD package is also an incredible educational resource that provides in-depth insights and exclusive instruction (including a printable, 28-page eBook) from one of the most musical and musically diverse groups of drummers in the Festival’s 20-year history.
Two interview DVDs are an integral part of the complete MD08 package that allow the artists to augment their on-stage performances with back-stage explanations and demonstrations of their concepts, backgrounds, influences, techniques, interpretations, and compositions. Included are inspiring conversations with each drummer as well as unprecedented drummer-to-drummer interviews, such as Simon Phillips-Gavin Harrison, Ndugu Chancler-Will Calhoun, and Todd Sucherman-Derek Roddy. Whether viewed before or after the performance discs, the interviews bring new levels of education and value to the entertainment and excitement of the program.
Of course, MD08 also contains extensive, multi-camera coverage of the spectacular drumming that has made the Modern Drummer Festival™ a must-see event for drummers around the world. While some players offer solo performances, others play with pre-recorded tracks or live bands during their Festival segments, including:
• Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta) & Friends
• Billy Ward (Joan Osborne/Robbie Robertson/Bill Champlin) & Trio
• Will Calhoun (Living Colour)
• Ndugu Chancler (Michael Jackson/Santana/Weather Report)
• Simon Phillips (Toto/The Who/Jeff Beck) & Protocol
• Carmine Appice & SLAMM
• Derek Roddy (Serpents Rise/Traumedy)
• Dafnis Prieto (Michel Camilo) & The Dafnis Prieto Sextet
• Todd Sucherman (Styx/Brian Wilson)
• Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree/King Crimson)
• Bill Stewart (John Scofield/Pat Metheny) & Special Guests
The Modern Drummer Festival™ has been recognized for its diversity and ability to bring together drummers of all styles, ages, and skill levels for over two decades.
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