Drummer Nation

Drummers Talking Drums. Video shows from music industry veteran Michael Vosbein for drummers of all types.

December 31st, 2017    

Drummer Nation show #48: 2017 in Review: Multiple Guests

Favorite excerpts taken from shows presented in 2017. 22 drummers in 33 minutes, including Peter Erskine, Todd Sucherman, Ed Soph, Dennis Mackrel, Paul Wertico, Stanton Moore, Akira Tana, Bun E. Carlos, Rikki Rockett, Roy McCurdy and others. Remember, each of these artists have a entire episode. You can find them all archived alphabetically at    http://drummernation.podbean.com/   Happy New Year!

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October 27th, 2017    

Drummer Nation show #39 “The Time is Built into the Melody” Akira Tana

My guest today is the great jazz drummer, Akira Tana. Raised in California and Harvard educated, Akira co-led a quintet with the bassist Rufus Reid, releasing five albums as the band known as TanaReid. He’s also worked with jazz luminaries Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Zoot Zims, Milt Jackson, and many others. We talk about his early days, new releases as a leader, and present work as an educator.

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