Modern Drummer Festival 2011
Aquiles Priester, Gil Sharone, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Jeff Tain Watts, Jim Riley, John Riley, Taku Hirano, The New World Order, Trevor Lawrence Jr.2011
In a program packed with amazing performances and insightful educational segments, Gil Sharone (Stolen Babies/Dillinger Escape Plan) expands on concepts found in his Wicked Beats DVD, Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Herbie Hancock/Dr. Dre) performs in hip-hop and fusion styles (with guest percussionist Taku Hirano), jazz innovator Jeff Tain Watts presents an incredible set with his stellar quartet, prog/metal star Aquiles Priester performs a blistering set of songs from Hangar and Freakeys, and, finally, drum superstar Horacio El Negro Hernandez performs with The New World Order, an all-star world music group put together just for the festival.
In addition to the main show, also included are two enlightening master classes. Jazz legend John Riley (Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) demonstrates rhythms that can be heard from various polyrhythmic perspectives, while top country drummer Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts) demonstrates and discusses stylistic versatility and rudimental concepts.