Review Fix Exclusive: Carl Palmer Interview

Carl Palmer, the world’s greatest drummer and founding member of Progressive Rock icons Emerson Lake and Palmer is releasing “Carl Palmer Drum Solos” on February 22nd. This DVD is a unique video analysis of some of Palmer’s dynamic drum solos spanning his career, from ELP’s “California Jam” days, through his tenure in “Asia” and including his current Carl Palmer Band. Reviewfix.com got a chance to speak with this drum legend from his home in Cyprus as he expounded on the unique nature of the DVD, his early influence, Gene Krupa, the anatomy of a drum solo, last summer’s ELP reunion at the High Voltage Festival in London and his upcoming tours with Asia and the Carl Palmer Band (see review on this site). It is an intelligent and revealing conversation with a master drum “technician.”

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Steve Janowsky is a former co-host of the Rocktologists theme based classic rock show radio show on WKRB 90.3 fm, which was voted the best classic rock podcast in the country by Dave White of About.com. Some of the interview guests on the show were Simon Kirke ( Free and Bad Company), Carl Palmer (ELP), Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge), Randy Jackson (Zebra) and Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush. Janowsky is also an English and Journalism instructor at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY and is an avid guitar player and songwriter.

2 Comments

  1. I bought Carls’ instructional DVD during the Carl Palmer Bands stop over in Montreal which he signed for me and I like it! I like it!! I like it!!!
  2. Steve, I enjoyed the interview. It is interesting that Carl does not consider Gene Krupa to have been a technically accomplished drummer,but one who enlarged the role of the drummer in music. I am sad that he is not interested in a ELP reunion.

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