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Alfred Distributes Danny Seraphine: The Art of Jazz Rock Drumming by Drum Channel

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922 and home to the world’s largest percussion print music catalog, is now distributing Danny Seraphine: The Art of Jazz Rock Drumming, a DVD on classic Seraphine drum fills and grooves, from Drum Channel.

The Danny Seraphine: The Art of Jazz Rock Drumming is an autobiographical look into the life and legacy of Danny Seraphine, drummer and founding member of the Grammy® award-winning rock group Chicago. A sure collector’s item for the fan and music lover, Seraphine shares with intimate detail his humble beginnings, back stories of Chicago Transit Authority, and a drummer’s walkthrough with performances featuring the classic fills and grooves by the man who created them.

Danny Seraphine is known as the pioneer of the jazz rock drumming style who co-founded the rock group Chicago Transit Authority in the late 60’s. Their self-titled debut album was released the following year, featuring a unique blend of jazz-tinged instrumentals, extended jam sections, and Seraphine’s signature drumming style—all together serving as the catalyst to platinum sales status and heavy radio airplay during the group’s early years.

Special features in the two-DVD set include an interview hosted by Terry Bozzio, drum jam with Seraphine and Bozzio, and downloadable drum notation excerpts outlining grooves to songs such as “25 or 6 to 4,” and “I’m a Man.” As a bonus, four MP3 audio files minus drums are included for play-along with the new CTA (California Transit Authority).

To view the official video trailer for this DVD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xSyffbrajE&feature=channel_video_title

Danny Seraphine: The Art of Jazz Rock Drumming DVD (93-DV10000401) is now available for $24.95 at music retail stores and at alfred.com/drums.