In this must-see episode of "The Art Of Drumming" with Terry Bozzio, drummer/percussionist Alex Acuña tells the story of how, after moving to the States and working with Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, the Temptations and others in the early 1970s, he was invited to audition for the jazz-fusion group, Weather Report. At the time, the band's line-up included legendary musicians Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, and Don Alias. Alex passed the audition and toured the world with the band. He was later featured on Weather Report's landmark album "Heavy Weather", which included the jazz classic "Birdland" and became one of the most important and influential records in the history of American music.
Alex Acuña and Terry Bozzio share another memorable day of playing and discussing music here at Drum Channel studios. watch how they seamlessly play together to create incredible music on both drums and percussion. Then, they share their ideas and philosophies of serving the music and how they enjoy creating/Improvising in the moment.
Here's a collection of performance from our DVD "The Gannin Arnold Project: 5-World Class Drummers." This is one of the most unique, entertaining and educational DVDs to ever be produced. It features Taylor Hawkins, Jimmy Chamberlin, Simon Phillips, Terry Bozzio and Gary Novak, along with Billy Mohler on Guitar/Bass and Tim Landers on Bass. Gannin has the respect of these world class drummers and the music industry for his abilities as a performer and writer. All the drummers play on “Not From Here” and there is a special up close edit of that song showing the overhead and foot on the drummer through the entire tune.
Terry Bozzio’s 2018 Reality Tour concert, available now only in the store. Catch interviews with Daniel Glass and Sterling Campbell this week, and don’t miss Stephen Perkins on Thursday with a lesson and brand new podcast. Zigabeats Part 3 on Friday and play along with Chad Wackerman on Saturday. See schedule for more!