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An interview podcast about drums and drumming with a focus on jazz drummers. Season one features interviews with 5 drummers: Brad Webb, Colin Stranahan, Billy Drummond, George Fludas, and Dan Weiss.  More episodes on the way in March/April 2024. In the meantime, follow us on Instagram @practicingdrummer.

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An interview podcast about drums and drumming with a focus on jazz drummers. Season one features interviews with 5 drummers: Brad Webb, Colin Stranahan, Billy Drummond, George Fludas, and Dan Weiss.  More episodes on the way in March/April 2024. In the meantime, follow us on Instagram @practicingdrummer.

    E6 - Ronnie Burrage

    E6 - Ronnie Burrage

    Recorded March 2024
    From performing with Duke Ellington at just nine years old, having his own band with Marcus Miller and Kenny Kirkland, to playing with Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, McCoy Tyner, and countless others, Ronnie has had a really impressive career. 
    He's currently staying busy teaching, working with his non-profit called World Rhythm Academy, and playing with his band, Holographic Principle. 
    Links:
    ronnieburrage.bizInstagramWorld Rhythm AcademyHolographic Principle live at Clement's PlaceRonnie with McCoy TynerThe song featured in this episode is Village of the Darned from the album Neohippus by Jack Walrath. 
    My blog post that I mentioned at the top of the episode:
    A Hearing Test Saved My Life
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    The drum intro is from Charles Ruggiero's Loop Loft sample pack.

    Thank you to Bart over at the Drum History podcast for his advice and help with this podcast.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    S1 E5 - Dan Weiss

    S1 E5 - Dan Weiss

    Recorded May 2023

    Dan is a drummer and tabla player living in Brooklyn with a unique musical voice that draws from jazz, Indian classical, progressive rock, hip hop, metal, and more. In addition to his varied work as a sideman, he’s also a highly regarded bandleader and composer. Be sure to check out the Dan Weiss Trio and his band Starebaby.

    Links
    danweiss.netInstagramPatreonBandcampDan Weiss TrioThe song featured in this episode is Halfway to Hartford by Noah Preminger.
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    The drum intro is from Charles Ruggiero's Loop Loft sample pack.

    Thank you to Bart over at the Drum History podcast for his advice and help with this podcast.

    • 49 min
    S1 E4 - George Fludas

    S1 E4 - George Fludas

    Recorded May 2023
    George Fludas is a staple of the Chicago scene who has toured extensively as a member of Ray Brown's Trio, and with groups led by Hank Jones, Diana Krall, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton and Joey DeFrancesco. George is also a great rock drummer and a John Bonham expert.
    Links:
    George's websiteInstagramYouTubeBonhamologyPeople’s Front of ZeppelinPhilly Joe Jones Brush ArtistryYurt Rock sample packsChicago Pizza
    Uno and DuePequod'sVilla Napoli (Tavern style)Jimmy's (New York style)Other podcast interviews with George Fludas:
    Working DrummerDrum History PodcastThe song featured in this episode is Mr. PC played by the Benny Green Trio.
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    The drum intro is from Charles Ruggiero's Loop Loft sample pack.

    Thank you to Bart over at the Drum History podcast for his advice and help with this podcast.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S1 E3 - Billy Drummond

    S1 E3 - Billy Drummond

    Billy Drummond - Recorded April 2023

    Billy Drummond is a jazz drummer based out of New York who has played with Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, J J Johnson, Sonny Rollins, and countless others. He’s also a great band leader with several wonderful records  under his own name. His most recent album as a leader, Valse Sinistre,  was a Downbeat Best Album of 2022.

    Links:
    Billy Drummond's websiteFacebookThelonious Monk biography by Robin D.G. KelleyMonk's Dreams by Frank KimbroughThe "Billy Drummond Sweep"Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny RollinsBilly trading with Sonny RollinsBlow Up (live) by Bobby HutchersonGlass Bead Games by Clifford JordanThe Great Jazz TrioOther podcast interviews with Billy Drummond:
    Working DrummerCool ToddcastDrummer's ResourceFrom the Drummer's PerspectiveAfter the interview Billy sent over a video of albums he’s been listening to recently. You can find the list in the blog post about this episode.
    The song featured in this episode is Frankenstein by Billy Drummond & Freedom of Ideas from the album Valse Sinistre.


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    The drum intro is from Charles Ruggiero's Loop Loft sample pack.

    Thank you to Bart over at the Drum History podcast for his advice and help with this podcast.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    S1 E2 - Colin Stranahan

    S1 E2 - Colin Stranahan

    Colin Stranahan - Recorded April 2023
    Based out of Brooklyn, Colin plays and tours with a wide range of artists and is a member of Kind Folk, Real Feels, and the Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato Trio.

    Links:
    Colin's InstagramColin with Kurt Rosenwinkel in New OrleansColin's online coursesElite Music MentorMy Music MasterclassPatreonGilad Hekselman / Cécile Mclorin Salvant @ Cornelia St. CafeSquare Song by Theo Kapilidis JK KimTimothy AnguloSasha BerlinerImmanuel WilkinsKweku SumbryThe songs featured in this episode are Forecast (intro) and Joy Ride (outro).
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    The drum intro is from Charles Ruggiero's Loop Loft sample pack.

    Thank you to Bart over at the Drum History podcast for his advice and help with this podcast.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S1 E1 - Brad Webb

    S1 E1 - Brad Webb

    Brad Webb - Recorded April 2023
    Brad is a drummer from Louisiana and after studying classical percussion for most of his life, he switched his focus to drum set.

    He’s living up in Boston now and it was great to catch up with him and learn more about his development as a player.

    Links:
    Brad Webb's siteExtended TrioExtended Trio live at MonksCalvin and Hobbs kitLA Backbeat drumsticksBasher plays halftime at a Pelicans gameKenny Barron Live at Bradley'sOscar Rossignoli (piano) playing with Alexey MartiPaul Tibedeaux clinic on New Orleans drumming (Facebook)The song featured in this episode is Prominent Randy by Extended.
    Practicing Drummer
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    The drum intro is from Charles Ruggiero's Loop Loft sample pack.

    Thank you to Bart over at the Drum History podcast for his advice and help with this podcast.

    • 57 min

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9 Ratings

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This is the Brian Nelson Brad studied with

Thank you so much for producing this. I am the Brian Nelson that Brad studied with in Lafayette. He was a joy to teach. Motivated and focused. I am so happy to hear that you remember those lessons fondly. Congrats!

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