Donald Harrison, Jr. (far left) and the New Orleans Music Interns (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
Back to Venus
For more than 20 years, the Mapex Venus Series all-in-one drum kit has been off the market, but now it’s back, in a five-piece poplar shell pack with matching snare drum, a complete set of stands and pedals, cymbals, a throne, and even a pair of sticks. The price may be entry-level, but Venus kits use the same bearing-edge technology as pro-level Mapex drums do. Available in four sparkle colors: Black Galaxy, Blue Sky (pictured), Aqua Blue, and Crimson Red.