The Modern Drummer Festival 2006 weekend returned to the incredible New Jersey Performing Arts Center on September 16 and 17, 2006 for its most ambitious festival ever. Sixteen drummers and percussionists performed with more than twenty musicians making for one of the most exciting festival weekends in its eighteen-year history.
While these incredible performances were taking place, Hudson Music was taping interviews with each performer. Each artist was interviewed in front of a practice kit and each interview features playing and demonstration, as well as in-depth discussion on technique, warming up, and much more.
For the first time ever, drummers interviewed drummers: Steve Smith interviewed Thomas Lang, Thomas interviewed Steve, Aaron Spears interviewed Gerald Heyward, Gerald interviewed Marvin McQuitty, etc, etc making for some truly historic moments!
Saturday Disc One: The Performances: Ronald Bruner, Jr., Jason McGerr, Teddy Campbell, Gerald Heyward, Aaron Spears, Marvin McQuitty, Glenn Kotche, Thomas Lang, Luis Conte, Stewart Copeland with Gizmo
Saturday Disc Two: VIP Backstage Pass, The Interviews: Extensive and in-depth interviews at a practice kit with each of this year’s featured performers, including demonstration and discussion of technique, practice and warm-up routines, and specific playing examples from their MD Festival performance.