‘Evolution Is Part of Tradition,' Says Makaya McCraven

Every day, we have so many options to make, and we're continuously improvising them, much like in jazz," explains Makaya McCraven, a drummer and composer. "Even when we try to order and sanitize the world so that we can function, we're improvising in various frameworks." It's all a way of expressing existence." McCraven, 38, is […]

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Jamire Williams' New Album

The stars who have inscribed Jamire Williams in their Rolodexes are more than remarkable, including Solange Knowles, Moses Sumney, Blood Orange, Herbie Hancock, and Robert Glasper. These musicians are united by their desire to push boundaries, to tip the balance between popular and avant-garde, and they often enlist Houston-born multi-instrumentalist Williams to perform on and […]

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Why Are There No Female Drummers

This article will discuss why are there no female drummers. I am talking about those who make and play the drum kit. I am sure that you have noticed that male drummers have been dominating the music scene for a long time, with only one man in a couple of bands. I can go further […]

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Why Do Drummers Play Behind A Glass Screen

Drummers usually play behind a glass screen to avoid the sound control problem of the drums. This article will discuss why drummers use this and some tips for making your drums sound great. I have been performing as a drummer for approximately 20 years. During this time, I have only experienced the sound from drums […]

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Why Did They Use Drums In War

This article will discuss why drummers were in the war and when drums were first used in warfare. Although the first battle to have drums in it was likely the battle of Hastings in 1066, as this was the first time a European army used drums to march. We know that the young William the […]

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Why Do Drummers Have Long Hair

This article will discuss why do drummers have long hair. I will try to make it as easy to understand as possible so don’t feel offended if you are ignorant about such things. You can always jump to the answer section if you don’t understand or skip to it if you do. Before we start […]

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