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New Book: <em>A Drummer’s Perspective</em>


A Drummer's Perspective
I was asked by author/photographer Dave Phillips to write a post announcing his new book A Drummer’s Perspective. Dave was the head of European Artist Relations for both Pearl Drums and Drum Workshop, and he started his own company, A & R Marketing Limited. I haven’t seen the physical book just yet, but the few photos available on the website look incredible. A Drummer’s Perspective would sure make for a great surprise under the tree this year—not that I’m fishing for gifts…!

Here’s the official press release:


Press Release – 17th November 2010

New book launched ‘A Drummer’s Perspective’

A stunning collection of live action drumming photos

A Drummer’s Perspective is an original and unrivaled collection of over 200 photographs celebrating the world of drumming.

This large format book brings together some of the finest unseen photographs of legendary drummers. It is a unique collection of pictures taken by the author David Phillips, who has been given rare access on stage and behind the scenes to many of the biggest bands in the world.

These images capture the raw emotion and sheer excitement of playing live: You’ll be able to see the view from behind the kit on stage in front of tens of thousands of people, get up close to the action at sound checks and see exceptional shots of some of the most amazing rock concerts and festivals.

The book features over one hundred drumming legends from every type of genre and includes new photos of Dave Grohl, Joey Jordison, Zak Starkey, Ginger Baker, Dominic Howard, Neil Peart, Nicko McBrain, Mitch Mitchell, Roger Taylor, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, Nick Mason, Alex Acuña, Dave Weckl, Josh Freese, Chad Smith, Joey Castillo, Thomas Lang and this list goes on and on!

Renowned drummer, Terry Bozzio has written the foreword. Each picture is accompanied with details of where and when it was taken, recollections and anecdotes from the author, together with tour memorabilia such as backstage and photo passes.

The powerful images and text give a fascinating insight to drummers, their playing and their world. This coffee table book retails for £29.99 and can be purchased exclusively from . It will go on sale from December 6th 2010 and pre-orders can be placed via the website before this to reserve your copy in time for Christmas.

Dennis Chambers: “So You Say” Groove


Another Dennis Chambers transcription from Lee Jeffryes’ website Respect the Groove. This one is from Dennis’ instructional video In the Pocket, featuring John Scofield, Gary Grainger, and Jim Beard.

Here’s Dennis:

Here’s Lee breaking it down:

Dennis Chambers - So You Say
Click to enlarge | PDF version

Find the original post on Respect the Groove here.

Dennis Chambers Shuffle


Here’s a transcription of a really neat Dennis Chambers shuffle groove from Lee Jeffryes’ website Respect the Groove.

Here’s the original Dennis Chambers clip:

Here’s Lee playing it:

Dennis Chambers Shuffle
Click to enlarge | PDF version

Find the original post on Respect the Groove here.

A Drummer’s Dream


Can’t wait to see this. Not only is it a great collection of players, but the production quality looks amazing.

    Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr
    Dennis Chambers
    Kenwood Dennard
    Horacio Hernandez
    Giovanni Hidalgo
    Mike Mangini
    Raul Rekow

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