Free @ no charge to drummers and percussionists ….as featured in Modern Drummer Magazine (2012)
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Here are a few students I had the pleasure of working with on the West Coast.
*Steve Smith and I only worked (however) from the book “Polyrhythms For The Drumset”
Guitarist Reg Schwager and bassist Ken Lister both play on my 2015 album release “Outside in the Present”. Reg is from Toronto, and has played with artists world wide. He is very happening player and musician!! Ken Lives in Naniamo BC and is equally traveled and also featured on many noted recordings, concerts and festivals. I loved these guys on this!
The album was produced by Canadian /Italian producer Luis Porretta
You can find it on Amazon.com
Now that I’m in Chicago I look forward to hearing more of timpanist David Herbert. David came from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra to the Chicago Orchestra in 2013. He’s a student of Roland Kohloff (Julliard School of Music and the New York Philharmonic). I consider David one of the top timpanists anywhere in the rarefied world of major orchestra percussion.
Was on the same concert (w.John Handy) as Robert Glasper (piano) and Vicente Archer (bass) and drummer Damion Reid.I really liked this trio. Conceptually very different from anything I’ve heard before and all on acoustic instruments (at least for this show) I guess you could say it’s a jazz trio… but not really. It gets funky and down and then “out there” and watch out; Robert Glasper understand the creative effect of modulating tempo shifts (to another tempo) and related meter without you hardly knowing what happened. They will be playing something complex and funky and then right before your ears the original tempo has slightly modulated to a new one. (Metric Modulation)
Michael studied with me when I lived in San Francisco* in the late 60’s. Not sure when he joined the Santana band but it was during that period: the 1st album (“Santana”) and the now famous Woodstock NY concert had not happened as yet. Micheal was a hell of a student; he always worked on everything 100% from the lesson before . Michael is unique in the rock/funk/blues world of drummers because he also plays latin and jazz. The perfect combination for the Carlos Santana band.
*I had graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and was playing with George Duke (who also graduated from the same school two years later)