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Carl Allen: Learning From the Giants

  By Jeff Potter In the August print issue of Modern Drummer magazine, on sale now, topflight jazz drummer Carl Allen is spotlighted in our “Catching Up With…” series, where he talks about one of his many ensembles, the Art…

Modern Drummer
Jun 30, 2016

LaMel Randolph of Lionize

Hello, MD readers! My name is LaMel Randolph; I play drums in the band Lionize, based out of Silver Spring, Maryland. This year we released our latest album, Destruction Manuel, we played the Warped tour and Bonnaroo Festival, and we’re…

Modern Drummer
Sep 6, 2011

Umar Fahim of The Binary Code

I am Umar Fahim of the Binary Code, based out of New Jersey, USA. I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on the right way and the wrong way to play the drums. First off, thank you…

Modern Drummer
Nov 9, 2010

The Greats: Art Blakey

The origins of Blakey’s hard-swinging style can be traced back to his early years as the drummer in Fletcher Henderson’s big band, as well as his three-year tenure in the mid-’40s with Billy Eckstine’s experimental large bop band (featuring future…

Modern Drummer
Dec 22, 2009

On the Beat With Denny Seiwell Drummer

Hello, MD readers, this is Denny Seiwell letting you in on some info about me that is not too widely known. Obviously, my history is usually weighted with my years with Paul McCartney & Wings. I'd like to tell you…

Modern Drummer
Oct 25, 2008