By Salman Haqqi
Featuring exceptional and inspirational performances by over 50 of the world’s top drum artists, the Best Of The Modern Drummer Festival 1997-2006 DVD offers drummers and drum enthusiasts an incredible opportunity to watch heroes and legends at the top of their careers as well as up-and-coming players just starting out. The two-disc, almost five-hour compilation is presented by Hudson Music in association with Modern Drummer and spans ten years and six editions of the drumming event that has become a world famous drum festivals.
The digitally remastered footage from Modern Drummer Festivals between 1997 and 2006, features clips of drumming greats from a diversity of musical styles, ranging from Alex Acuña, Chris Adler, Jason Bittner, Don Brewer, Ronald Bruner Jr, to Stewart Copeland, Jack DeJohnette, Virgil Donati and Billy Ward. Also included is a rare performance by late Modern Drummer founder Ron Spagnardi.