Brian Blade is drummer who has worked extensively with many great jazz musicians such as Wayne Shorter as well with his own group, Brian Blade Fellowship. He is also a guitarist and singer / songwriter which is the main focus on his 2009 album, Mama Rosa.
Brian is one of the greatest jazz drummers today and has a very expressive and compositional approach to the drums.
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Brian Blade plays various drumsets and sticks to the same set of cymbals.
Canopus Drums: Source
16″ x 14″ Bass Drum / 15″ x 6.5″ Ludwig Chrome-Over-Brass Snare Drum (1920s era) / 12″ x 8″ Tom / 14″ x 14″ Floor Tom
Gretsch Drums (made in 1963): Source
20″ Bass Drum / 13″ Tom / 16″ Floor Tom
24″ Bass Drum / 12″ Tom / 16″ Floor Tom
Sonar Drums (made in 1971):
18″ Bass Drum
15″ Zildjian Hi-hats (1960s)
22″ Zildjian K Constantinople Light Ride
24″ Zildjian A Ride (1960s)
22″ Spizzichino Ride
Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets
Ludwig, Regal Tip and Cannon Brushes
Remo Heads and Aquarium Heads
1930s Gibson Cromwell Archtop
Brian Blade Fellowship
2 Replies to “Brian Blade’s Drum Gear”
Hey guys, there’s no such thing as ‘Sonar Drums’ .. it’s ‘Sonor Drums’ 🙂
.. and Aquarian drumheads. Not Aquarium, haha!