Chris Parker

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John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Chris Parker

John’s guest is the great Chris Parker! In this episode, Chris talks about starting out on the drums at age three and playing professionally by 11. Chris and John do a deep dive into Chris’ incredible and prolific career. Meeting…

Modern Drummer
Dec 8, 2022

Legendary Percussionist Ralph MacDonald Passes

Ralph MacDonald, a Grammy-winning writer, producer, and percussionist who worked with an enormous number of top musicians over a fifty-year career, passed away on Sunday, December 18, from complications stemming from a stroke he suffered several months ago. MacDonald, who…

Modern Drummer
Dec 19, 2011

Toph-E & the Pussycats’ Chris Parker

Hi, MD readers! The making of Toph-E & the Pussycats’ new CD, No Ordinary Day, featuring Clifford Carter on piano, Will Lee on bass, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, David Mann on tenor and soprano saxes, and me on drums, was…

Modern Drummer
Nov 12, 2010

Drummer Blog: Chris Parker

The new Suzy Bogguss album, Sweet Danger, was recorded at Bennett Studios in Englewood, New Jersey. The studio is the old train station, and it's filled with a freight-load of Tony Bennett's great musical vibes. It's a really cool place…

Modern Drummer
Oct 14, 2007