The Cymbal Podcast, Episode 1 - Rich Kass
Host Dave Collingwood talks to Rich Kass, a freelance drummer and "polyrhythmic monster" from Edinburgh.
As a performer has toured and recorded with the likes of Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), Arild Andersen, Steve Lehman, John Etheridge, Muhsinah, Somi, Sugababes, Haftor Medboe and many more.
As an educator has been invited to give masterclasses across the UK and Europe including Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Academy of Music and Sound, Edinburgh University
Rich proudly endorses SABIAN cymbals, Vater Drumsticks, Evans drumheads and Porter & Davies tactile monitoring.
“Kass proves beyond doubt that he is a drumming phenomenon, contributing a muscular, almost punk quality, whilst also demonstrating an astonishing accomplishment in thrilling, brain-trashing polyrhythm”
Scottish Jazz Space
Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
“A Drum and Percussion Maestro”
“The three men then rejoin Glennie and together they all shift through a range of dazzling musical gears, veering off at often death-defying tangents into the worlds of Latin jazz and complex Cuban rhythms (as firmly evidenced by Kass’s staggering drum solo on ‘Dux’)”
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