Inside The May 2014 Issue
42 Vinnie Colaiuta
No living drummer shape-shifts as skillfully as Vinnie Colaiuta. The master of ego-less playing opens up about his methods.
22 Gear Guide: New Drum Sets For 2014
Startling new trends — and old ones — are among this year’s crop of new kits. We tried to make sense of it all.
49 Top 10 Chameleon Drummers
The players who effortlessly blend into multiple musical situations.
57 49 Styles Every Drummer Must Know
From the shuffle to a 12/8 ballad, our short list of must-know grooves will have the gig offers rolling in.
69 ReStyle Workshop
Six songs that spawned memorable cover tunes, and how different drummers interpreted them.
35 Matt Garstka
Animals As Leaders’ whiz kid on the minutiae of his complex grooves.
39 Dan Searle
How Architects UK’s pulverizer made peace with perfection.
75 Mike Dillon
Everyone’s favorite punk-rock vibraphonist raises the bars.
80 Meinl Professional Series Djembes
83 Pursuit Of The Perfect Bass Drum Sound
It begins with the right mikes.
88 DW Performance Series Bop Kit
92 Sabian Cymbal Vote Winners
Danny Gottlieb brings together Ed Soph and Joe Morello into one tasty continuous vamp/coordination exercise mélange. Glen Sobel introduces common double bass hand/foot combinations, then combines them. Chad Smith cops to stealing a bass drum trick from Buddy Rich.
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes
- Meet Your Maker
- Time Capsule