Episode 423 – Drummer And Historian Daniel Glass, Sony Unrecouped Balances, And Gibson Vs Dean Lawsuit
If you’re a drummer or regularly work with drums, you’re really going to like my guest on the podcast this week since it’s filled with things you probably never knew about the instrument. It’s Daniel Glass, who’s an award-winning drummer, author, historian and educator based in New York City. He previously appeared on Episode 305.
Daniel is widely recognized as an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American Popular Music. He’s recorded and performed all over the world with a diverse roster of top artists, including Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Jose Feliciano, the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, and even KISS front man Gene Simmons. Since 2011, he has been the house drummer every Monday night at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club.
As an educator, Daniel has published five books and three DVDs, created a curriculum that’s used by hundreds of music educators in schools across the U.S. and Canada, and is a regular contributor to publications like Modern Drummer, DRUM and Classic Drummer.
During the interview we talked about what caused the drum kit to evolve from marching band, how one of the original duties for a drummer was to provide sound effects, how the high hat got its name, programs for home school students, what it’s like to put out a record in today’s business climate, and much more.
Find out more about his latest album BAM here.
I spoke with Daniel from his home in Manhattan.
On the intro I’ll take a look at Sony Music’s latest expanded unrecoupment program, Gibson winning its trademark infringement case against Dean Guitars.