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Legendary Bassist Nathan East on His New Album Reverence

by Billy Amendola On Nathan East’s second solo album, Reverence, he once again steps into the spotlight as bandleader. Produced by East and Yamaha Entertainment Group of America founder Chris Gero, it’s no surprise that shortly after its debut (less…

Feb 8, 2017

Rock & Jazz Clinic: Samba Coordination Builder (August 2013 Issue)

August 2013 Rock & Jazz Clinic Samba Coordination Builder 12 Independence Exercises Based on Chick Corea’s “Sicily” by Daniel Bedard I remember first hearing Chick Corea’s 1978 recording Friends at my music teacher’s house. This was when my ears got…

Jul 22, 2013

2012 Detroit Jazz Festival Releases Star-Studded Lineup

World's top jazz artists among the headliners for this year's festival The 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival will feature a lineup of today's greatest jazz performers. The artists at this year's festival have been nominated for more than 200 and…

Apr 30, 2012

Kalle Mathiesen of Kalles World Tour

My name is Kalle Mathiesen, and I’m a Danish drummer. I have a one-man-show called Kalles World Tour. DPRP magazine wrote about my CD/DVD, ”Kalles World Tour comes across as a modern European version of Buddy Rich and Frank Zappa,”…

Jul 28, 2010

Peter Erskine: Taste, Skill, And Artistic Ambition

Peter Erskine, one of the most articulate, enduringly popular drummers of the past few decades, has played drums since he was four, graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and studied under famed percussion instructor George Gaber at Indiana…

Jul 20, 2010

Dave Weckl: Continuously Astounding

In April of 1984, Modern Drummer ran an “Up And Coming” article on a young drummer from St. Louis who’d just landed his first high-profile gig, on the Simon & Garfunkel reunion tour. His name was Dave Weckl. He came…

Jul 7, 2010

Steve Gadd: Opens Up

There's a whole lot of drumming going on. Hundreds of thousands of people currently play the drums. Through the years, perhaps millions have played. But in spite of all that drumming, just a couple of dozen amazing innovators have shown…

Jul 1, 2005

Marko Djordjevic

Marko Djordjevic brought the crowd to life at the johnnyraBB NAMM concert/party last summer in Nashville. The Yugoslavian-born player won over the drum enthusiasts with his mix of impressive chops, quick thinking, and sheer joy of playing. It was clear…

May 12, 2004

Airto Moreira: Live Rhythms

 The following is an excerpt from the May 2004 issue of Modern Drummer magazine, May 2004 issue of Modern Drummer magazine. He's typically surrounded by a multitude of percussion instruments. In the course of a tune he might incorporate any…

May 12, 2004