Alan Dawson

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VIDEO LESSON! Jazz Drummer’s Workshop: Elvin Jones–Style Triplet Fills, Part 1

This post is an excerpt from the complete article that appears in the May 2015 issue. Jazz Drummer’s Workshop Elvin Jones–Style Triplet Fills Part 1: Creating a Rolling Melodic Feel Using Basic Stickings by John Xepoleas In this lesson I’m going…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2015

Influencer: Alan Dawson

Alan Dawson was an outstanding jazz drummer and a legendary teacher. He was strongly influenced by Papa Jo Jones, and his first break came in the early ’50s with the Lionel Hampton band. By 1951 he was working with Sabby…

Modern Drummer
Dec 7, 2009

Gloria Gaynor’s Swiss Chris

Hello, MD! I am currently doing spot dates in North and South America with Gloria Gaynor. I’m also playing drums for this great group Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew. Check these guys out; they’re great artists with a message.…

Modern Drummer
Nov 5, 2009

Dave Brandt of The Echo Falls

Hello, fellow MD fans! The Echo Falls is a modern indie-folk-rock trio from Oakland, California. Our first CD is coming out next month and reception has been great already. Recent shows at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles and Cafe Du…

Modern Drummer
Oct 21, 2009