Steve Gadd’s Crazy Army

Steve Gadd performing one the classic drum solos of all time – “Crazy Army.” This is from his instructional video, Up Close.

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Clinic Review – Jojo Mayer Clinic, Memphis Drum Shop

This past Friday (Feb 28th), several of us Visible School drummers saw Jojo Mayer in clinic at the Memphis Drum Shop. Let me tell you… it was a sight to see.


After the typical introductions from his sponsors, Jojo began giving a brief history of drummers and the lineage of drumming from old school Dixie-land jazz to modern rock. He asserted that anytime something big was happening in music, there was a great drummer that was an integral part of it, mentioning drummers like Gene Krupa, Baby Dodds, and Buddy Rich of older jazz and then people like John Bonham and Stewart Copeland for more modern rock. Read more

Drummer Talk 06/08/2007 – Clinics, Showcases, and Masterclasses (oh MY!)

This week we talk all about clinics, showcase concerts, and masterclasses. DT listener, Gil Cordle, is the Drummer of the Week, and we also have news from the future!!

Drummer Talk 09/21/2006 – Musicianship

We wax philosophical this week and discuss drummers and musicianship. Also, the guys gives us the lowdown on the recent Russ Miller clinic, and Ian rants about tipping your waiter! Show Notes

Drummer Talk 08/25/2005 – Pearl Reference Drums/Steve Gadd Clinic

Our first studio show of Dave Kropf’s Drummer Talk. Features Dave, Shane Flynn, Wes Melton, Ian McClellan, and DJ Kirk engineering. We talk about Pearl’s Reference Series drums, Steve Gadd’s clinic tour, and getting into the music scene. Plus, beat up Pink Floyd Shirts.

Correction: On today’s show, I said that Chester Thompson played Pearl. This is incorrect, Chester Thompson is a DW endorser. My apologies.