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New Alex Acuña, Richie Garcia, and JR Robinson DVDs

Drum Channel has just released three new drum and percussion tuition DVDs. Explore the concepts of time, feel, groove and style with the Time Machine himself John JR Robinson. Delve into the secrets of the Cajon with multi percussionist Richie Gajate-Garcia and indulge in a captivating concert and interview from the Acuña-Hoff-Mathisen-Trio as Alex Acuña says “I have not felt this way since I played with Weather Report.”

John JR Robinson: The Time Machine DVD (US $24.95). JR is one of the most recorded drummers in history having played on records that have sold in excess of one hundred million copies. In this new DVD he takes a detailed look at the elements he considers the most important part of a drummer’s career; Time, Tuning, Miking, Click Tracks and Technique. With over three hours of content this DVD set also features guest appearances by the great Quincy Jones, David Foster, Abe Laboriel Sr, Luis Conte and John’s band — Native Son comprising of Michael Thompson, Bobby Watson, Morris Pleasure and Greg Mathieson. There are also 4 bonus tracks and a behind the scenes session with Quincy Jones.

Play Cajon Now — Richie Gajate-Garcia DVD (US $24.95) Richie Gajate-Garcia is a drummer, percussionist, clinician and educator, voted one of the top rock percussionists in Drum! Magazine this year he also is the percussionist of choice for Disney studios. Richie is a master and innovator on the Cajon and uses this tuition DVD to show you how to make your Cajon sound like a drum set as you master contemporary rock and Latin beats. With over an hour of amazing performances you will see his hybrid kit — a unique drum-percussion set up which revolves around the Cajon — and hear how he can make it sound like three drummers while Richie gives detailed explanations of how he approached his percussion parts in the demonstration tracks, including the instruments used and his setup.

Acuña-Hoff-Mathisen Trio In Concert DVD (US $24.95). Voted the best Latin/Brazilian Percussionist for five consecutive years in Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll, Alex Acuña has a vast knowledge and expertise of percussion rhythms. His South American and Caribbean roots, combined with his understanding of contemporary and classical music make him a complete and skilled master musician, one of the most sought after of our time. Best known for his work with artists such as Elvis Presley, Diana Ross and the band Weather Report he is a player that exhibits innovation, energy and pure heart. Flanked by two Norwegian geniuses, keyboardist Jan Gunner Hoff and guitarist Per Mathisen, Alex has assembled a world class performing trio that will captivate you with the high quality sounds, colours and textures they orchestrate. This DVD comes with a bonus CD. Available November 1, 2011.

Available through Drum Channel or your favourite drum retailer. Go to http://www.drumchannel.com/ to find out more.

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