Get down on the skins like one of the best.
The Alfred instructional DVD Louie Bellson Musical Drummer shows Bellson at his best—leading an all-star quintet through seven compositions that illustrate a variety of drumming styles and techniques. Clearly and simply, Belson isolates and analyzes the drummer's part in tunes that demonstrate swing, samba, shuffle, bossa nova and jazz/rock beats. Bellson also covers brush and double-bass drum technique. Highlights include 2 classic drum solos in the Bellson tradition.
Louie Bellson was a composer, arranger, bandleader, and jazz educator, and is credited with pioneering the use of 2 bass drums. As an internationally acclaimed musician, Bellson performed in nearly every major capital around the world. He and his first wife, the late actress and singer Pearl Bailey, had the second highest number of appearances at the White House—second only to Bob Hope.