The Art of Jazz Drumming
by Jeff Hass
This week on The New Jazz Archive, we update our show on some of the music’s most unheralded heroes: the jazz drummers. Veteran drummer Danny Gottlieb will join us to dissect the art and craft of jazz drumming, and we’ll explore how one simple invention targeting the drummer’s feet set the stage for a hundred years of jazz drumming evolution. And we’ll dig deep into what makes a drum solo more than just a bunch of noise, and explore the life and legend of one of jazz drumming’s most colorful heroes: the great Buddy Rich.