Danny Gottlieb is one of today's most popular drummers in jazz and contemporary music. While best known as the drummer in the original Pat Metheny Group, Danny, during the past 30 years, has performed and recorded with some of the world's greatest musicians: Bobby McFerrin, Sting, Chick Corea, Gil Evans, Gary Burton, John Mclaughlin, Stan Getz, Jeff Berlin, Pat Metheny, David Byrne, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Al DiMeola, The Blues Brothers Band, Booker T and the MG's, Lew Soloff, and many more. He is featured on more than 300 CDs to date, including four Grammy Award Winners.
"One of my most important mentors has been the legendary drummer and educator, Joe Morello. Most of the technical concepts in this instructional course are based in his teachings. Joe, in turn, studied with George Lawrence Stone, the author of the famed instructional text, Stick Control, and many of HIS teachings are based in Mr. Stone's concepts. I also refer to some of my other teachers; Mel Lewis, Bob Moses, Ed Soph, Airto Moreira, Jack De Johnnette. In reality, this course is a tribute to these great teachers, and my interpretation of their concepts."
Gottlieb's Master Class for the Modern Jazz Drummer covers a comprehensive range of tips, techniques and insight across its 117 minutes of video instruction. Intermediate to advanced drummers will be exposed to dozens of methods for holding the sticks, working with brushes, hi-hat and bass drum techniques, and best approaches for nailing jazz, rock, swing, Latin and Brazilian rhythms. Gottlieb has prepared dozens of exercises with practice audio tracks along with point-by-point study tips and a text guide.
"It is my goal, through this amazing medium, to provide you with some helpful ideas based in my 30-plus years of drumming, studying, and teaching. It's really an endless study, and as you will be able to tell from the examples I provide in this course, I have been unbelievably lucky to have become friends with and study with some of the greatest drummers in history. It thrills me to now be able to share this collective of knowledge with you."