Jeff Bowders Visions

The Pilgrimage of Thingamuhjig: a drum odyssey

I just finished producing and writing two tracks on double-bass drumming master Jeff Bowders‘ debut project, The Pilgrimage of Thingamuhjig. Jeff is an incredibly creative drummer, the author of a few instructional DVD’s (Double Bass Drumming: The Mirrored Groove System, Double Bass Drumming Workshop, and Essential Drumkit Fills) as well as an active session and touring drummer (most notably with Paul Gilbert and a host of others), and a teacher at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.

The two tracks I contributed to Jeff’s project are unique to the project. While the majority of the album is pretty hard-driven rock and drumming virtuosity, Nothing Creates Nothing is an ambient excursion, somewhat inspired by Peter Gabriel’s most recent album, but with a very interesting Jojo Mayer-style drum part overlaid. The other, Jocean – The Arrival, is an apocalyptic orchestral piece with Jeff’s drums driving the orchestra.

15 hours ago
Some really great bite-sized sonic tutorials here -- thanks @NI_News! https://t.co/WKiBOWJmbb
2 days ago
A long, epic, but worthwhile read of what happened to #MH370. I was engrossed from start to finish. https://t.co/CiPyFHplQo
2 days ago
How Bruce Hornsby’s new album suggests everything that’s wrong — and right — with the modern music business: https://t.co/WQBAQXgxTT
3 days ago
At Capitol Records with one of my fave big bands in the world. https://t.co/85kc4UII86