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Exclusive Audio Premiere! The Title Track to R&B Legend Bernard Purdie’s Cool Down Album, Which Drops Tomorrow

Bernard Purdie, the famed drummer known for his work with Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, and hundreds of other top artists, is partnering with Modern Drummer on the audio premiere of “Cool Down,” the title track to his brand-new solo release.…

Modern Drummer
May 17, 2018

April 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Bernard “Pretty??? Purdie

(Available digitally February 26, 2015; on newsstands March 3, 2015) On the Cover Bernard “Pretty” Purdie The depth and breadth of the legendary drummer’s career are simply astounding—and he’s not even close to slowing down.) - by Billy Amendola FEATURES…

Modern Drummer
Feb 26, 2015

Sabian Clinics for September, October, November 2014

2014 September Sept 6th Rich Redmond 2112 Percussion, Raleigh, NC Steve 919.833.0046 Sept 13th Brian West HEB Drumline, Hurst, TX Ben 817.683.0179 Sept 15th Will Calhoun Wizdom Shed, Clinton, NY Scott 315.794.5337 Sept 17th T. Adam Blackstock Thompson High School, Alabaster, AL Sean Sept…

Modern Drummer
Sep 4, 2014

Bernard “Pretty??? Purdie Clinic and Concert, June 2, 2013

An educational clinic and concert, featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and friends and the Pat Clark Band, will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Darress Theatre located at 615 Main Street in…

Modern Drummer
May 29, 2013

Jason "Malletman" Taylor Blog

Hello, MD readers! My name is Jason “Malletman” Taylor. I’m a vibraphonist and protégé of the late, legendary Lionel Hampton. “Hamp” taught me how to swing my thing on vibes! As we begin 2010, I’m feeling reflective and want to…

Modern Drummer
Feb 5, 2010