Monthly Archives: August 2014

Jamal Batiste Plays Drummer Jabo Starks in James Brown Movie

Jamal Batiste of New Orleans plays drummer in James Brown movie: Growing EastBy Veronica Barbarin, Eastern New Orleans columniston August 21, 2014 at 8:16 AM, updated August 21, 2014 at 8:18 AM In the movie, Batiste plays drummer John “Jabo” … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock’s Wildest Drummer

Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock’s Wildest Drummer By Alex Magdaleno The percussive genius behind the legendary British rock trio Cream turned 75 on Tuesday. For all his iconic status, Baker couldn’t tell you why he’s so talented. … Continue reading

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Meeting Gary Chester

In 1981, the idea of writing a History of Rock Drumming for Modern Drummer seemed as if it would be mostly combing existing books and magazines for biographical details, and weaving all that into a narrative. Boy, was I surprised! … Continue reading

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The Drum as a Sacred Instrument

Spirit of the Drum Event Highlights Native American Culture in WashingtonBy Stephen Underwood, Special to The Register CitizenPosted: 08/17/14, 7:27 PM EDT “The important thing about the drum is the fact that it is circular and for Native Americans that … Continue reading

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Audio: Danny Gottlieb: What Makes A Drum Solo More Than Noise?

The Art of Jazz Drummingby 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 … Continue reading

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