Tales From the Cymbal Bag
The Historical and Hysterical Memoirs of Lennie DiMuzio
by Lennie DiMuzio with Jim Coffin
What do Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Max Roach, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, Neil Peart, Steve Smith, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Ed Shaughnessy, Chad Smith and pretty much every other famous drummer have in common? The answer is Lennie DiMuzio.
Whether it was opening night for Max Roach at the Blue Note, backstage with Roy Haynes at the Village Vanguard, serving as a pallbearer at Gene Krupa’s funeral, holding Buddy’s hand the night before he died, or helping up-and-coming young drummers find their sound, Lennie was there as the ultimate “insider’s insider.”
Lennie knows the world of percussion and those who have most influenced it better than anyone. In Tales From the Cymbal Bag Lennie gives us all a rare glimpse into his remarkable life, as well as the lives of some of the greatest drummers the world has ever known. In stories and vignettes that range from poignant to hysterical, Lennie lets the reader into a world that most can only imagine.
Lennie has worked with and selected cymbals for the greatest drummers of all time and of all genres. He’s also selected cymbals for the world’s finest symphony orchestras, orchestral percussionists, music educators, and top drum corps. In Tales Lennie shares stories of a lifetime dedicated to helping drummers and percussionists around the world get the cymbal sound they wanted. More...