If you haven’t yet picked up Modern Drummer‘s February issue, get to your local news stand now! “Why?” you ask. Because yours truly has his first-ever published review in the magazine. Originally written as a companion to Dylan‘s cajon review last month, the review focuses on DG DeGregorio‘s educational materials on cajon technique and repertoire as taught by master percussionists Marco Fadda and Paquito Gonzalez.
This fall, Dylan and I had the pleasure of product-testing four DeGregorio cajons. Dylan wrote a review of them for Modern Drummer, and we made a video demonstrating their sound. I was mentioned in the review and got to contribute my own cajon playing to the music for the video. It is pretty clear that we liked these cajons because by the end of the process each of us had one of our own. I really love my job!
Pick up the December issue of Modern Drummer to read the full review, and watch the video below.
The Herreras have released a beautiful ten-track album entitled “Noche.” It features percussion work by yours truly. I had a blast adding the layers of guiro and conga, cajon and shaker. Come for the percussion, stay for the mesmerizing spanish guitars. It’s on sale now at the iTunes store but I’ll give you a taste with “Alto:”