On this holiday weekend, Damon and Marcos open up the mailbag again and answer a bunch of questions that have been written in to the podcast. They also try to set you up for your career with a book list, gig tips, summer festivals (and how to track them down) as well as an iconic recording, product review, educational spotlight and music news!
Damon and Marcos interview Henry Cole. Grammy award winning drummer, who has been a sideman to the greats of jazz as well as a band leader of his own projects. He has taught at Manhattan School of music, The New School and given tons of masterclasses and clinics. They talk of his upbringing in Puerto Rico, move to NYC and much more. There's an iconic recording, RIP segment, product reviews, educational spotlight, music news and more!
Damon and Marcos talk with Bill Bachman and talk about his upbringing, history through drum corps, and how he excelled at his craft. They also talk about how he filled the void with the need for products and educational books among other things. There's an educational spotlight, product reviews, music news, mail time and gig alerts.
Damon and Marcos sit down with Camilo Molina, Marcos Lopez, Gabo Lugo & Javier Raez. They talk about the future of percussion, the power of artistry, camaraderie vs competition and so much more. There's also product reviews, and and RIP to Roy Burns and John "Jabo" Starks. Having fun late night in the Boogie Down Bronx with the homies!
Damon and Marcos travel to the Bronx to interview Papo Pepin. He can be described as "Your favorite conga player's conga player". There isn't enough space to list all the salsa and Afro-Cuban musicians that Papo has played with. Also, a product review, educational spotlight and music news.