By Phil Hood Published August 28, 2009
The September 2009 issue of DRUM! features the great Carter Beauford, along with insights into the work of jazz legend Chico Hamilton, prog-rock congas with Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez of Mars Volta, and insight into extreme metal from Tim Yeung. Complete contents are below. Pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other fine bookstores as well as more than 650 US and Canadian music shops.
29 Carter Beauford The funktastic pulse behind the Dave Matthews Band has a passion for playing that is downright contagious. By Dave Constantin
43 Chico Hamilton Well into his ninth decade, the risk-taking player and bandleader shows no signs of slowing down. By John Ephland
56 West Coast Cool Gary Gardner gets his hands on a set of Tycoon Heritage Series congas and bongos.
59 Killer Apps Forget texting friends. Get an iPhone for its drum-specific applications. By Jake Wood
21 For Tim Yeung, extreme metal is more than a bpm race.
25 Being a session ace is easier than you might think. Just ask Chris McHugh.
72 Taye StudioMaple Bebop Kit A light touch is all it takes to elicit beauty from these drums. By Brad Schleuter
74 Sabian Ride Roundup It’s a bona fide bronze bonanza from the Canadian cymbalsmiths. By John Nyman
76 Pearl Demon Drive Eliminator Pedal Feast your feet on these fiendishly cool pedals. By Brad Schleuter
78 MXL Cube Microphones Don’t let the boxy aesthetics fool you, this mike is a workhorse. By Garret Haines
83 Barry Kerch gives it up to a greater power on Shinedown’s “The Crow And The Butterfly.” By Dave Constantin
88 Welcome To The Jungle Playing drum ’n’ bass so good the machine gets jealous. By Johnny Rabb
90 For Terence Higgins, Mardi Gras Indian grooves are as political as they are festive. Wally Schnalle swings hard with eighth-note triplets.
92 A 5/4 in punk rock? Darrin Pfeiffer sure as heck isn’t notating Morello’s “Take Five.” New contributor Danny Gottlieb honors a drumming legend with variations on a shuffle.