The Best of the Modern Drummer Festival(TM) - 1997-2006
Featuring exceptional and inspirational performances by over 50 of the world's top drum artists, this DVD offers drummers and drum enthusiasts an incredible opportunity to watch heroes and legends at the top of their careers as well as up-and-coming players just starting out. The two-disc, almost five-hour compilation is presented by Hudson Music in association with Modern Drummer and spans ten years and six editions of the drumming event that has become one of the most famous drum festivals on the planet. Digitally remastered footage from the 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2006 festivals features clips of drumming greats from a diversity of musical styles, including Alex Acuña, Chris Adler, Airto, Eddie Bayers, Charlie Benante, Jason Bittner, Don Brewer, Ronald Bruner Jr., Teddy Campbell, Keith Carlock, Stewart Copeland, Nick D'Virgilio, Jack DeJohnette, Dave DiCenso, Virgil Donati, The Drumbassadors, Sheila E, Steve Ferrone, Steve Gadd, Jeff Hamilton, Horacio Hernandez, Gerald Heyward, Giovanni Hidalgo, Hip Pickles, Rodney Holmes, Hilary Jones, Will Kennedy, Glenn Kotche, Thomas Lang, Dave Lombardo, JoJo Mayer, Marvin McQuitty, Rod Morgenstein, Ian Paice, Shawn Pelton, Karl Perrazo, Mike Portnoy, Raul Rekow, Bobby Sanabria, Antonio Sanchez, Danny Seraphine, Chad Smith, Steve Smith, Aaron Spears, Bill Stewart, John Tempesta, Nathaniel Townsley, Glen Velez, Billy Ward, Dave Weckl and Zoro. Also included is a very special, rare performance by late Modern Drummer founder Ron Spagnardi. Total running time: 4 hours, 52 minutes.