Tom Tom #12: The Orchestral Issue

Tom Tom #12: The Orchestral Issue

by Mindy Abovitz

This issue of the world's most amazing magazine about female drummers focuses on the orchestral world. Pei-Ching of Ju Percussion, Jane Boxall Allen, Ruth Underwood, Keiko Abe, Patricia Dash. Did you know Madeleine Albright is also a jazz drummer? We didn't (well, Jeff probably did). There's a history of Marimba Orchestras. Also includes an interview with Carla Azar by Jack White, Micachu and the Shapes, Hannah Ford on playing with Prince, ESG's Valerie Scroggins, Emmanuelle Caplette, Amy Farina of The Evens, Bev Johnston, April Centrone and a special packing drums piece by Fred Armisen. Tech by Morgan Doctor, Zaneta Sykes, Fernanda Terra. Then there's kit packing tips, a beginner's guide for timpani, bass drum pedal reviews, the usual reviews of albums featuring female drummers, and a review of a new mag about female guitarists. The world gets a little more inspirational each day, huh?