No. 256, October 2017
Antonio Sanchez details the production of his latest solo release, Bad Hombre, an intensely personal work from the Grammy Award winning drummer/composer/producer, both in terms of the subject matter that inspired it as well as Sanchez’s complete involvement with every facet of its creation. Hearing loss is of special concern to all drummers; with that in mind, the author of the book Anatomy Of Drumming offers an in-depth look at the workings of the human ear and at specific factors that contribute to hearing loss, and offers 18 strategies for avoiding further hearing loss. We also present a brief history of the drummers of King Crimson beginning with founding drummer Michael Giles all the way through McCulloch, Wallace, Muir, and Bruford to today’s lineup of Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, and Jeremy Stacey. Plus, jazz drummer Nate Smith discusses Kinfolk, his second album as a bandleader, and War On Drugs’ Charlie Hall describes his varied musical projects and the band’s new release, A Deeper Understanding. Be sure to catch up with electronic drum and percussion products that are new for 2017 in our annual Gear Guide. And check out Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga’s drum parts for “Knievel Has Landed”; a new lesson in Subdivisions from Anika Nilles; and the debut of Drum’s new Afro-Caribbean lesson column.