Drummer Nation

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

April 7th, 2020    

Drummer Nation #83 “Buddy Rich, One of a Kind” Guest: author Pelle Berglund

Pelle Berglund’s new book, "Buddy Rich, One of a Kind,” offers a precise and highly detailed accounting of the events in the life of one of the foremost musical geniuses of the twentieth century. From Buddy’s early days as a child Vaudeville star, to his emergence as the most in-demand sideman of the swing era, to his eventual success with his own band, Berglund dots the landscape with the names of hundreds of musicians, band leaders, performances, and recordings. Buddy’s personal relationships with celebrities including Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson are detailed. Never before seen photos complete this first rate accounting of the life and music of arguably the greatest drummer of all time. Click this link to enter to win a set of Istanbul Mehmet Shiny Black Bell cymbals: https://drumlink.com/category/contest/

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February 16th, 2020    

Drummer Nation Show #82 Guest: Bill Goodwin “What Do You Want to Do?”

Bill Goodwin began his professional career at the age of seventeen with saxophonist Charles Lloyd. During the 1960s, he worked with Art Pepper, Bud Shank, George Shearing, and many other jazz luminaries. In 1969, Bill moved east to work with Gary Burton and settled in the Pocono Mountains. In 1974, he became a founding member of the Phil Woods Quartet, remaining with Woods for some forty years as a drummer and record producer, and winning three Grammys. Crossing genres, he’s also worked with Tom Waits's and Jefferson Airplane. He’s been teaching at William Paterson University in New Jersey since 1970.

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February 16th, 2020    

Drummer Nation Show #82 Guest: Bill Goodwin “What Do You Want to Do?” Audio Only

Bill Goodwin began his professional career at the age of seventeen with saxophonist Charles Lloyd. During the 1960s, he worked with Art Pepper, Bud Shank, George Shearing, and many other jazz luminaries. In 1969, Bill moved east to work with Gary Burton and settled in the Pocono Mountains. In 1974, he became a founding member of the Phil Woods Quartet, remaining with Woods for some forty years as a drummer and record producer, and winning three Grammys. Crossing genres, he’s also worked with Tom Waits's and Jefferson Airplane. He’s been teaching at William Paterson University in New Jersey since 1970.

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January 14th, 2020    

Drummer Nation Show #81 Guest: Danny Seraphine “Street Player”

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and pioneering jazz-rock drummer, Danny Seraphine, is a founding member of the legendary band Chicago.The iconic group has earned 23 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums, as well as 21 top-ten singles. In 2016 Danny and the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Critically acclaimed as an instrumentalist and a composer,  Danny Seraphine is considered a founding father of jazz rock drumming, and was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 100 drummers of all time.  We had a great conversation about his highly influential style and how he developed it, as well as the content of today's music scene.

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January 14th, 2020    

Drummer Nation Show #81 Guest: Danny Seraphine “Street Player” Audio Only

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and pioneering jazz-rock drummer, Danny Seraphine, is a founding member of the legendary band Chicago.The iconic group has earned 23 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums, as well as 21 top-ten singles. In 2016 Danny and the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Critically acclaimed as an instrumentalist and a composer,  Danny Seraphine is considered a founding father of jazz rock drumming, and was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 100 drummers of all time.  We had a great conversation about his highly influential style and how he developed it, as well as the content of today's music scene.

 

 

 

November 23rd, 2019    

Johnny Vidacovich Unscripted!

New Orleans drummer Johnny Vidacovich is an expert in the unique Second Line musical drumming tradition. He is highly sought after for his contributions in styles from jazz and Dixieland to blues and R&B. No drummer's trip to New Orleans is complete without hearing Johnny play at one of the many local venues. What do you ask a living legend to talk about on his own show? Anything he wants to...Unscripted.

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November 22nd, 2019    

Johnny Vidacovich Unscripted! Episode One (Audio Only)

New Orleans drummer Johnny Vidacovich is an expert in the unique Second Line musical drumming tradition. He is highly sought after for his contributions in styles from jazz and Dixieland to blues and R&B. No drummer's trip to New Orleans is complete without hearing Johnny play at one of the many local venues. What do you ask a living legend to talk about on his own show? Anything he wants to...Unscripted.

November 13th, 2019    

Drummer Nation Show #80 “Cause and Effect” Guest: Paul Kreibich

At the age of 23, Los Angeles drummer Paul Kreibich got his first major jazz gig with the great jazz singer Carmen McRae. Paul later auditioned for Ray Charles, was hired on the spot, and toured with Charles for four years.

He became a first call LA drummer, working with jazz luminaries Mose Allison, Anita O'Day, Rosemary Clooney and Lee Konitz. His recording credits include Dianne Reeves, Bob Cooper, Conte Candoli, Cedar Walton,  Kenny Burrell, Gene Harris, and many others. 

Paul continues to tour, record and perform locally. He's now on the music faculty at Cal State Fullerton and teaches privately. 

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November 13th, 2019    

Classic Conversations #1 Guest: Rikki Rockett

Steve Bryant reaches into the archives of Classic Drummer Magazine for never-before-seen video of the interviews that sourced the print articles. In this instance, Rikki Rockett was interviewed at the 2017 NAMM show by Michael Vosbein. Part one of two. 

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November 12th, 2019    

Drummer Nation Show #80 “Cause and Effect” Guest: Paul Kreibich (Audio Only)

At the age of 23, Los Angeles drummer Paul Kreibich got his first major jazz gig with the great jazz singer Carmen McRae. Paul later auditioned for Ray Charles, was hired on the spot, and toured with Charles for four years.

He became a first call LA drummer, working with jazz luminaries Mose Allison, Anita O'Day, Rosemary Clooney and Lee Konitz. His recording credits include Dianne Reeves, Bob Cooper, Conte Candoli, Cedar Walton,  Kenny Burrell, Gene Harris, and many others. 

Paul continues to tour, record and perform locally. He's now on the music faculty at Cal State Fullerton and teaches privately. 

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