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A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

Drum History Bart Vanderzee

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    • 4.9 • 144 Ratings

A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

    The History of Corder Drums with Don Corder

    The History of Corder Drums with Don Corder

    Corder Drums was born in 1979 when Jim Corder purchased the Fibes manufacturing equipment from C.F. Martin after they decided to no longer be in the drum business. My guest is Don Corder, Jim's son, was an employee since day one and helped his dad and brothers learn on the fly and create a drum brand that is now a part of the history of the instrument. Not only is this a great story because of the Fibes and Darwin drums connection, but it is a wonderful story of a family working together to make Jim Corders dreams a reality.
    You can check check out the products that Don Corder still sells to this day at https://corderproducts.com/
    Enjoy this episode!

    • 48 min
    The History of Paiste (Part 2) with Dan Garza

    The History of Paiste (Part 2) with Dan Garza

    We pick up the Paiste history in the 1970's when 2002's were king and all the famous European rock bands were representing Paiste. The company also lost its distribution deal with Ludwig in the early 70's and had a period of about 4 or 5 years where distribution in America was slim to none - until they made a deal with Rogers that brought the iconic cymbals state-side. This and much much more is discussed in this episode, plus Dan corrects a few things from the first episode that came to light in the short time between us recording these two shows.
    Dan Garza is an admin on the Paiste section of the great cymbal.wiki and is a lifetime Paiste fanatic. He has done extensive research on this somewhat mysterious company and compiled great information for this episode.
    Follow along here http://www.cymbal.wiki/wiki/Paiste

    Thanks to Dan and everyone else who contributed to make this possible!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The History of Paiste (Part 1) with Dan Garza

    The History of Paiste (Part 1) with Dan Garza

    This is an in-depth look at the fascinating history of one of the biggest names in cymbal making - Paiste! Dan Garza is an expert on the history of the company and teaches us the origin story that dates back to the turn of the century in Estonia with the Paiste family right up to the 1970's in Switzerland and Germany. Part 2 will pick up where this episode leaves off with the 70's rock explosion where Paiste was being played by some of the biggest names in the industry including John Bonham, Joe Morello, Carmine Appice and many more.
    Dan Garza is an admin on the Paiste section of the great cymbal.wiki and is a lifetime Paiste fanatic. He has done extensive research on this somewhat mysterious company and compiled great information for this episode.

    Follow along here http://www.cymbal.wiki/wiki/Paiste

    Stay tuned for Part 2 and enjoy this great episode!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    A Look at Basel Drumming with Edith Habraken

    A Look at Basel Drumming with Edith Habraken

    Edith teaches us about the amazing drumming culture in Basel Switzerland and the unique style of drumming that the region has made famous. We talk about the construction of the Basler drums and the history of the clubs and traditions that created this unique environment. Edith is a legend in the Basel drumming community and is a great ambassador to the region.
    A link to Ediths website:
    www.habraken.ch
     
    The english title of her book is: “In the footsteps of the drummers of Basel” English translation of the original german version by Helen Oxley.
    Include DVD & 5 written compositions in two drum “languages”.
    For questions and order please email Edith: edith@habraken.ch
    You can also email her to just have a chat.

    Thank you and enjoy the episode!

    • 46 min
    The History of Kent Drums with Dennis Brown (Mouse)

    The History of Kent Drums with Dennis Brown (Mouse)

    The story of Kent Drums is a tale of the American dream as a family travels from Poland to America in 1911, then starts a drum company after WW2 that is created to make affordable drums for people who cant afford the big brands. My guest Dennis Brown aka Mouse, is the author of "History of the Kent Drum Company 1946-1977" and is an absolute expert on Kent with first hand information from his interviews with William and Edward Kent. Mouse has a great reason to be connected to the drum brand which you'll hear towards the end of the episode.

    Here is the Vintage Kent Drums Appreciation Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1457246141188980
    and here is where to buy Mouses book on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/234153626524?epid=15050073918&hash=item3684a4cb9c:g:qyUAAOSwX2hhIs41

    Enjoy this episode!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bringing Rudiments to the Drum Kit with Jim Clark

    Bringing Rudiments to the Drum Kit with Jim Clark

    Jim Clark is a 57 year veteran of the drums and an expert at applying traditional rudiments to the drum set for an everyday rock/jazz drummer (like myself). We discuss how drummers like Steve Gadd, Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones and many more are masters of the rudimental method and how they apply it to commercial music without sounding like a traditional marching band drummer. Jim is a educator, historian, performer and author of books such as "Connecticut's Drum & Fife Tradition" and the brand new "Ten Pieces for Field Drums".
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    Keep up with Jim via Connecticut Valley Field Music here: https://www.ctvalleyfieldmusic.com/
    Check out Jims Latest "TenPieces for Field Drums" Book here: https://pulsamusica.com/book-store/ten-pieces-for-field-drum-print-version.html

    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

jimmy fan ,

To love drums is to love drum history

Really enjoining this more than I expected to. The host brings knowledge, experience and humor. The topics are fascinating and brings greater pleasure to the instruments themselves.

Keep up the great work!

seanlafferty ,

Such an addictive show

I love this show and I can’t say enough about it. So much knowledge and history with an amazing host. @seanlaffertydrums

marchsong7 ,

Fascinating & educational

Bart has really developed his knack of being able to bring out the best in an interview. An interview may start a bit slower, but hang around and you’ll find it becoming interesting in ways you couldn’t have seen coming. If you get hooked like I did, don’t miss out on the older episodes-they are pure gold.

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