No. 254, August 2017
Summertime heats up with recording and touring artist/educator/clinician Thomas Lang’s 10-day lesson plan for developing 4-way independence on the drum set, exclusive to Drum! Our handy 2017 Hardware Gear Guide is your gateway to the latest offerings and innovations in pedals, stands, thrones, and rack systems. We also catch up with jazz drummer and composer Jeff “Tain” Watts to ask him about how he conceptualized and created the songs on his latest solo release, Blue, Vol. 2. Brooklyn-based Oneida drummer Kid Millions’ 2017 release with Man Forever, Play What They Want, serves up his rich collaboration with percussion trio Tigue, Laurie Anderson, Yo La Tengo, and more. Ice-T chose Will Dorsey for the drum chair in Body Count and Dorsey tells us about how he got the gig. Learn to record your drum set more efficiently by understanding microphones’ polar patterns, and the ways in which they interact to capture sounds. Plus, check out more lessons, including a workshop on incorporating toms into your grooves.