Artist - Herbie Hancock
In anticipation of Harvey Mason's new album Chameleon, I'm looking back at an album that was definitely a game changer for me. I was probably 10 when I dug this LP out of a crate, attracted by the bright colors and wild cover. Little did I know I'd be listening to this album religiously for years to come, and also that it would serve as my introduction to the likes of Davis, Williams, Clarke, and the list goes on. Mason's drumming on this album maintains a solid pocket, while pushing creative boundaries in a way that evokes feelings of a bomb about to explode at any second. Check out the groove on Sly at the 5:25 mark. To this day still one of my favorites. If you're not familiar with this album, do yourself a favor and dig in. You won't regret it.
Author - Joel Rothman
A definite must have for any serious drummer, as well as an invaluable teaching reference, Rothman's Basic Drumming presents reading, technique, and style development studies in a highly approachable structure. This book, along with Rothman's coordination series are indispensable.
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Dan Kinsinger is a versatile, freelance musician, audio engineer, and educator based in Canton Ohio. He has over 25 years of performance, recording, and teaching experience, is proficient in a broad range of musical styles, and productive in any performance environment.
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