Rhythm Road #2 Brasov! – this is why I make music

Brasov was the bomb! We hit the rhythm road and drove into the mountains of the Transilvania region.  It was a beautiful and bumpy ride on old roads and winding hairpin curves as we wove our way up to Brasov. Our accommodations were right in the middle of town, and our beautiful hotel was appropriately […]

Rhythm Road #1 Bucharest, Romania

I have my whole Taye Go Kit plus bare essential hardware in a 20 inch hard case and a 16 inch(thick & insulated) tom bag.  A little heavy and awkward, but I was able to carry everything in one shot from the cab to check in without a cart or a porter.  I was overweight […]

The Drummers Prayer

It is a great privilege play music, and to pass forward what was lovingly shared with me. The Drummers Prayer is an affirmation, a teaching tool, and a learning experience that I share with all of my students, drummers and non drummers alike. I AM gifted with the Power To create is a gift we […]

Kind of Bluesey

I checked out Jimmy Cobb last night(www.jimmycobb.net) at the Iridium, first set.  It was Cedar Walton, Buster Williams and Jovan Jackson plus Jimmy.  Their first tune was a blues, which is always a sign to me of great musical expression to come.  I like Cedar Walton very much.  His playing is joyful and mischievous.  (Cedar played on […]

Food for Thought….

Paul Celucci coming into town is a beautiful thing because some of us from the Sabian crew can get together and reacquaint, or acquaint – and what could be more civilized than breaking bread?

Can a Paradiddle Save the World?

CAN A PARADIDDLE SAVE THE WORLD??? For those who don’t know, a PARADIDDLE is one of the technical/rhythmic building blocks from the drumming vocabulary. It is from a family of said building blocks called the rudiments. (Bounces and accents) Basically 26 in number. Like the alaphabet, the 26 are “rhythmic letters” that form words…that become […]