If you love cymbals, this is the DN edition for you. Veteran cymbal industry insider, Colin Schofield discusses his two decades plus role at Zildjian and his recent involvement in bringing a Tony Williams tribute set of cymbals to market with the Istanbul Mehmet company. Lots of great history, inside information and pictures from Colin’s personal archive.
Bopworks Drumsticks founder Chris Bennett discusses the relationship between stick design and cymbal sounds.
Rich Thompson has been a jazz educator at the prestigious Eastman School of Music for two decades. I sat with him at the annual Jazz Eductor Netowrk (JEN) Conference in New Orleans earlier this year.
Guest John Dechristopher discusses his long career as the artist relations manager for Zildjian. He explains the family nature of artist endorsements and details his new business venture, Viper Entertainment.
Jim Catalano has worked in marketing for Ludwig for 35 years. We talked at the Chicago Drum Show about his career with the iconic brand and as a working musician.
Interview with legendary drum-smith Ronn Dunnett. We discuss his unique approach to drum construction, competition and receiving the International Titanium Association’s (ITA) 2016 Application Development award. http://www.dunnett.com
Bun E. Carlos interview recorded at the 2017 Chicago Drum Show. Bun E. talks about the early days with Cheap Trick, his approah to drum sounds, his amazing Ludwig drum collection and his 2016 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.