Category Archives: Music

Drummer Nation #74 “Swim with the Sharks” Guest: Rich Redmond

Rich Redmond is based in Nashville and L.A., where his versatile drumming is the sound behind many of today’s top talents. Rich has performed with Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks, Chris Cornell, and scores of others. With JASON ALDEAN, Rich has recorded 23 #1 singles. He’s been on Leno, Conan, Ellen and Jimmy Fallon as well as Saturday Night Live, and the Grammys. Rich was voted “Best Country Drummer” and “Best Clinician” by Modern Drummer and “Best Country Drummer” by Drum! Magazine. Rich loves to mentor and teach. As a member of the production team, New Voice Entertainment. 

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Drummer Nation Show #73 The Perforated Bar Line Guest: Carl Allen

New York-based jazz drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, Carl Allen has been a mainstay on the jazz scene for nearly three decades. While still in college, Carl joined Freddie Hubbard and served as his Musical Director for eight years. He also played with jazz luminaries Michael and Randy Brecker, Benny Golson,Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and many others. He taught at The Juilliard School and served for a time as its Director of Jazz Studies. He leads The Carl Allen Quartet as well as The Art of Elvin, a band dedicated to two of his drum influences, Art Blakey and Elvin Jones.

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Drummer Nation #72 “ActualProof” Guest: Mike Clark

From age 4, Mike Clark was a prodigy, sitting in with bands in Texas and New Orleans, from which he credits his ability to synthesize many different regional styles. By the time he reached his early twenties he was known as one of the founders of the distinctive East Bay Sound coming out of Oakland, California. Mike gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock in the early 70’s. His incisive playing on Hancock’s “Actual Proof” garnered him an international cult following and influenced generations of drummers throughout the world. Mike has performed with jazz luminaries including Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and Gil Evans.

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Drummer Nation Show #70 “Artist Endorsements” Guest: Chris Stankee

Ever wonder what it takes to sign an artist endorsement contract with a major gear company? What are they looking for? Do you qualify? What are your responsibilities if you do? Do you get free gear? Can you design your own instruments? Do you get paid too? My guest is Chris Stankee, artist relations manger for Sabian Cymbals. We’ll cover all this and more in an edition of Drummer Nation you don’t want to miss.

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Drummer Nation Show #69 “Enjoy Each Moment” Guest: David Garibaldi

David Garibaldi emerged onto the scene in the early 1970’s by fueling the classic recordings of the group Tower of Power with his innovative and now iconic funk vocabulary. His formal mentors were Chuck Brown and Murray Spivak but David absorbed much from the rhythms of the Oakland, CA music scene as well as the drumming of Zigaboo Modeliste and Bernard Purdie. His style is intricate and demanding, continually pushing the envelope of rhythmic possibilities, but always deeply infused with funk, groove, and musicality. In January of 2017, David was severely injured in a train accident, placing his career in jeopardy. After a lengthy rehabilitation, he is once again touring with Tower of Power, back in driver’s seat of the legendary band he helped to create.

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Drummer Nation Show #68 “Glenn Miller to Sonny Rollins” Guest: Joe Corsello pt 2 of 2

(Part 2 of 2)Drummer Joe Corsello was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. Joe studied at Berklee under drum legend Alan Dawson and later, with Joe Hunt. As the house drummer for Michael’s Pub in New York, Joe backed jazz greats Red Norvo, Hank Jones, Zoot Simms, and pianist, Marian McPartland, and toured with Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee. Joe is a co-founder of the jazz/rock band, New York Mary. The band recorded two successful records and toured with the B52′s, Patti Smith, Stevie Wonder and Tony Williams Lifetime band. Joe currently travels with saxophonist Sonny Rollins and can be heard on recordings with Rollins, Marian McPartland, Benny Goodman, Mike Mainari, and the list goes on…………

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