Drum Channel has just released a Special Edition of the Award Winning Buddy Rich Up Close DVD now including a new CD of the show. They have also released two stunning new drumming DVDs, by the virtuoso guitarist Gannin Arnold with 5 world class drummers and the highly skilled, versatile drummer Peter Erskine. Each of the DVDs takes a completely different approach, giving you access to the widest possible methodologies for playing the drums.
The Special Edition of Buddy Rich Up Close ( RRP $24.95) brings with it a previously unreleased CD which includes the Band Mix and the Buddy Hot Mix of six fantastic songs: Love For Sale, Bugle Call Rag, West Side Story, Birdland, Greensleeves and Dancing Men. The DVD features footage from three of Buddy’s shows with shots from as many cameras as possible highlighting Buddy’s incredible drumming techniques. You can also listen to two different versions of the audio, plus a slow motion rendering to catch all the nuances of Buddy’s performances. Modern Drummer magazine who rated the DVD five stars commented, ‘Whether you’re a longtime Buddy fan or you’re just discovering his talents, this DVD, which features six songs performed by Buddy Rich and filmed in a club with Rich’s big band, is one to check out . . . fun and inspiring, with lots of wow.’
Next comes the Gannin Arnold Project: 5 World Class Drummers (RRP $24.95). Featuring Taylor Hawkins, Jimmy Chamberlain, Simon Phillips, Terry Bozzio and Gary Novak, this has to probably be one of the most exceptional, engaging and interesting performance and educational drumming DVD’s ever produced. Joining Gannin Arnold and this marvelous array of drummers are Billy Mohler on Guitar and Bass and Tim Landers on Bass. These top notch drummers each play the Gannin Arnold song ‘Not From Here’ showing you how differently they interpret it. During the DVD you will be able to see the drummers playing from overhead and watch what their feet are doing with the special close up edits that are included. On top of that the DVD also included interviews with each of the drummers, and 19 remarkable band performances.
The third in this trio is Peter Erskine: Everything I Know, A Work In Progress (RRP $24.95). Peter was once described by the great Neil Peart as ‘a master drummer and educator, an amiable guru of deep wisdom and infectious enthusiasm’. He is known for sophisticated rhythms, distinctive accompaniments and powerful, ripping solos. This double DVD set is a collection of drum lessons with the man himself accompanied by three of his favourite musicians. Produced by music industry legend Don Lombardi these two drum educational DVDs contain the equivalent of a years worth of private lessons.