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Broadway Drummer Dave Ratajczak Remembered

In October of 2014, the drumming community lost an esteemed member, veteran Broadway drummer Dave Ratajczak, whose credits included the shows City of Angels, Sweet Charity, Titanic, The Music Man, and Mary Poppins. Ratajczak, who was a graduate of the…

Modern Drummer
Nov 25, 2014

How to Play Drums in a Big Band by Rich Thompson

  BOOK/CD LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCED  $25 Digging for pay dirt, Rich Thompson surpasses the typical “play this groove, then hit this hit” approach to big band chart instruction. Offering insightful commentary on the arrangements, Thompson stresses an awareness of…

Modern Drummer
Oct 3, 2011