The Cymbal Podcast, Episode 1 - Rich Kass

Mar 28, 2019, 01:19 PM

Host Dave Collingwood talks to Rich Kass, a freelance drummer and "polyrhythmic monster" from Edinburgh.

Described by Steve White as “A Polyrhythmic Monster”, Richard Kass is a drummer with a unique and powerful voice on the instrument. Richard is currently recording and touring with Trio HLK and Dame Evelyn Glennie as well as working on his solo project “Drum Interpretations”

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

“Absolutely Insane” 
Misha Mansoor (Periphery)

“A Drum and Percussion Maestro” 
Yorkshire Times

“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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