All posts by Michael Vosbein

I have been playing and teaching drums for more than forty years. I ran a cymbal company for eleven years. Now, In addition to drumming, I am a music industry writer, marketing consultant, and I also work in video production. I also produce a bi-weekly podcast called Drummer Nation, for drummers of all types. I consider myself very fortunate to be doing what I love to do.

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

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

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

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

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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.

 

 

 

Drummer Nation Show #81 Guest: Danny Seraphine

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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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Drummer Nation Show #81 Guest: Danny Seraphine

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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.

 

 

Johnny Vidacovich Unscripted! Episode One (Audio Only)

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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.