In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Cymbals
    [Essay] A Better Ride Cymbal

    I recently stumbled upon some old notes about my thoughts on drumming. And in this particular one, I was writing some notes on the ideal ride cymbal for Jazz. Current Notes Today, I think I am very close to owning my ideal Jazz ride with the 21″ Zildjian K

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  • Zildjian Headquarters, A Bit of a Let Down…

    I didn’t post this right away because I was a bit embarrassed about it. My visit to the Zildjian Factory in Norwell, Massachussetts was a bit of a let down. But, let me explain my reasons and my experience. I attended my niece’s graduation at Harvard last year, and

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  • Cymbals
    New Zildjian Cymbals (Photos)

    This is my latest collection of cymbals that I currently use when performing at gigs. These cymbals are especially suited for jazz drumming, a bit expensive and a definite musical investment in quality of sound (though not as expensive as these cymbals!). I just finished cleaning and polishing them,

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  • Buddy Rich
    Buddy Rich’s Most Technically Brilliant Drum Solo?

    Buddy Rich: Greatest Drummer Ever Buddy Rich is arguably the greatest drummer that ever lived. I’ve seen a LOT of Buddy Rich drum solos on the web already, but I came upon this one I hadn’t seen before, and it is simply amazing! I can tell this drum solo

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