Jim Chapin
You'll rarely see Jim Chapin without a pair of sticks and a practice pad. Part of it is his sheer love of playing; part of it comes from when his book Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer was first published in 1948 and he was frequently challenged to prove that the patterns and exercises in the book could actually be played. At the age of eighteen, Jim Chapin left college to become a professional drummer. Jim Chapin is best known for his work with Red Norvo in the 1940s and for his sessions with Woody Herman and Tommy Dorsey in the 1950s.