Cindy Blackman



From jazz to rock to funk. From be-bop to Lenny Kravitz. A woman with many facets, super-drummer Cindy Blackman gives it up in her first instructional DVD.

She has studied under legendary jazz drummer Art Blakey; she is influenced by Tony Williams; and has played with the likes of Lenny Kravitz. With her mastery of such a wide array of styles, it is no wonder that she is recognized as one of the best drummers in the modern music scene.

In this DVD, Cindy performs 6 songs with her band, covering a multiplicity of styles in both acoustic and electric formats. Instructional segments include Cindy demonstrating the similarities and differences between jazz and rock drumming. Also, she shows techniques to improvise power and speed. Included as well, are rare interviews and a powerful drum solo.

Cindy Blackman: Drums
Ravi Coltrane: Tenor Sax
David Gilmore: Guitar
Carlton Holmes: Piano, Keyboards
George Mitchell: Acoustic Bass
Bill Foster: Electric Bass