It’s a Stick Up!
Vater unleashed a bunch of new sticks for swinging drummers at Winter NAMM, among them the Jimmy Cobb signature model (pictured), the Sugar Maple Super Jazz, a Jazz Ride and the Splashstick Traditional Jazz. vater.com
I’m Gadd There Is You
With the versatility you’d expect from such a session ace, Steve Gadd has swung with Jim Hall and scorched behind Al Di Meola. On this new Hudson Master Series DVD, Gadd turns from drummer to teacher, demonstrating rudiments and answering Steely Dan-related queries at a 2006 Manhattan School clinic. $29.95. hudsonmusic.com