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EP 143 - The History of the Drum Kit in Brazil with Daniel Gohn




Daniel is a professor at the Federal University of São Carlos in Brazil, along with being a contributor to "The Cambridge Companion to the Drum Kit". Daniels history for this episode goes back to 1917 in Brazil and takes us through the amazing history of drum sets, drumming styles, and iconic drummers which has many parallels to the American and European histories we usually hear on the show - but this is uniquely Brazilian!


  • Here is a link to Daniels website: https://danielgohn.wixsite.com/website


  • A Link to my book: https://hudsonmusic.com/product/no-mundo-da-bateria/


  • Link to the Cambridge book: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-the-drum-kit/3883F371E040EC3681646F170E4FA078


Here is a resource of names that Daniel mentioned in this episode that he provided to help English speakers easily find the players and records easily:

- Luciano Perrone (father of Brazilian drumming)

- first drum solo in the song Faceira (1931)

- 50 years partnership with Radamés Gnatalli

- Recording of the song Aquarela do Brasil in 1939

- Oscar Bolão: author of “Batuque is a privilege”

- Edison Machado – creator of samba no prato

- Or was Hildofredo Correa?

- Antonio Carlos Jobim (record in 1963): The composer of Desafinado, plays

and the only record of Edison Machado as a leader: É Samba novo (1963)

- Milton Banana played in the João Gilberto record Chega de Saudade (1959). He also

played in Getz / Gilberto (1963)

- Dom Um Romão played in the Jobim / Sinatra record (1967)

- Airto Moreira played with Sambalanço Trio and Sambrasa Trio, then in Quarteto

Novo (1967)

- When discussing recording technologies, I mentioned the drummer Wilson das Neves

and suggested listening to his work with Chico Buarque

- Modern players: Marcio Bahia, Nenê, Zé Eduardo Nazário, Celso de Almeida, Ramon

Montagner, Edu Ribeiro, Kiko Freitas

- I mentioned Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti as important references





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