What's New with Rick?

 

For Immediate Release.........February.........2014

RICK SET TO APPEAR AT FRANKFURT INTERNATION MUSIK MESSE TRADE SHOW

GLOBAL GROOVE TOUR 2014 KICKS OFF IN MARCH

GERMANY, RUSSIA, POLAND, ITALY, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, UK, SPAIN & PORTUGAL

NEW MUSIC AND CD FROM THE EURO GROOVE PROJECT

JUICE NEWTON US TOUR CONTINUES FOR 2014

ALFRED RELEASES NEW RICK LATHAM DVDS AND VIDEO ON DEMAND

DRUM CHANNEL FEATURES RICK'S LIVE STREAMING LESSONS

ASIA DATES COMING FOR JUNE 2014

MORE BIG NEWS COMING SOON

 

GLOBAL GROOVE TOUR FLYER 2014

 

EURASIA GROOVE TOUR 2013

 

RICK AT MUSIC CHINA 2013

 

 


 

For Immediate Release.....June......2013

RICK LATHAM PERFORMANCES FEATURED AT WINTER NAMM AND FRANKFURT MUSIK MESSE

JUICE NEWTON AMERICAN GIRL TOUR CONTINUES IN 2013

LATHAM EUROPEAN GROOVE WORKSHOP TOUR "SOLD OUT"

RICK FUNKS THE WINDY CITY AT 2013 CHICAGO DRUM SHOW

NEW MUSIC FROM RICK WITH NEW EUROPEAN FUNK PROJECT

"THE RICK LATHAM CRYSTAL BALL" NOW MADE IN AMERICA

UPCOMING CHINA TRIPS AND BACK TO EUROPE LATER THIS YEAR

Check back often for all the latest

***PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A SLIDE SHOW OF RECENT ACTIVITIES***

**Click Here For A Slideshow Of Rick At The Chicago Drum Show 2013**

 


 

For Immediate Release.......May......2012

RICK FEATURED AT NAMM AND FRANKFURT MUSIK TRADE SHOW

RICK LATHAM EUROPEAN WORKSHOP TOUR SPREADS GLOBAL GROOVE

NEW WINSTON BYRD CD FEATURES "FUNKY RICK" WITH EARTH WIND AND FIRE HORNS

UPDATED PROMOTIONAL POSTERS FROM AKG, EVANS/PROMARK AND ISTANBUL MEHMET

GROOVE DOCTORS RETURN TO THE BAKED POTATO

JUICE NEWTON "AMERICAN GIRL" TOUR CONTINUES FOR 2012

DW AND DRUM CHANNEL FEATURE RICK ON WEBSITES

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR ALL THE NEWS

 


 


 

RICK LATHAM iPHONE APP IS WORLD'S FIRST

30th ANNIVERSARY ADVANCED FUNK STUDIES SHATTERS COMPETITION

AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST FESTIVAL FEATURES LATHAM

JUICE NEWTON, TEXAS BIG BEAT, AND NEW ORLEANS FEEL THE FUNK

NEW REAL TIME ON-LINE LESSONS AND DOWNLOADS

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2011

For Immediate Release.......February......2011

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A FEW OF THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

RICK LATHAM FIRST CELEBRITY DRUMMER iPHONE APP

The past year for Rick Latham has been filled with many firsts and exciting "once in a lifetime" opportunities. 

In April of 2010, Rick released the World's first, celebrity drummer signature iPHONE App.

''Drumtrainer Rick Latham'' was developed in partnership with Boondoggle Life Labs a leading

tech/software company based in Belgium. The app features patterns from Rick's best selling drum

lexicon "Advanced Funk Studies''. Users are able to hear and see the patterns on the iPhone screen

while being able to scroll each beat in real time to form over 4 million rhythmic combinations.

A selectable metronome function also enables users to choose the tempo while a mute function is available for playing along and

encourages the learning of rhythmic reading. 

The Drumtrainer/Rick Latham app is available for download in the Apple App store.

 

 

 

 

2010 also marked the 30th Anniversary of Rick's best selling, "Advanced Funk Studies". 

Written when Rick was just 25 years of age, and called a ''Bible'' by Drumming Legend Louie Bellson.

This best seller has also been named one of "The Top 25 Drum Books Ever Published" by Modern Drummer Magazine. 

Sales figures of this drumming lexicon have topped the charts consistently and continues to set sales records globally.

Latham's second successful book, Contemporary Drumset Techniques also celebrates it's 20th Anniversary.

This book  continues as well to inspire and enlighten drummers of all levels with it's contemporary linear content.  

All of Rick's books and DVDs or distributed worldwide by Alfred/Warner Bros Music Publishers. 

Watch for several new exciting publications coming from Rick this year. 

More best sellers for sure and good news for drummers everywhere.

 

Best seller's from Rick Latham

(click on photo for more info)

 

 

AUSTRALIA'S ULTIMATE DRUMMERS WEEKEND

 

Rick was featured at the largest drum festival in Australia, in both a mater-class workshop and special performance that

also featured local bassist/producer Marcel Yammouni.  The annual AUDW event, held in Melbourne, is organized by Frank Corniola and always features many renowned

drummers and percussionists of various music genres from around the world.  Along with Rick, the 2010 event also included performance by Steve Smith, Pete Lockett,

Derek Roddy, Rich  Lackowski and several of Australia's most prominent artists.  Rick was flattered to learn that his Advanced Funk Studies book is required study for all drummers by

the Australian Music Education board.  WOW.......very cool!!

 

Rick & Marcel groovin' at AUDW

 

 

Rick & Steve meet and greet.

 

 

JUICE NEWTON 2011 AMERICAN GIRL TOUR

 

Rick's exciting drumming continues to supply the beat behind Grammy Award Winner, Juice Newton. 

2011 marks his seventh season touring and recording with ''The Queen Of Hearts''. 

Look for The Juice Newton American Girl Tour coming to a city near you in this year. 

Please see Ricks Tour Dates at

http://www.ricklatham.com/tour.htm.

 

 

 

TEXAS BIG BEAT, NEW ORLEANS GIGS FRANKFURT AND MORE

 

The Texas Big Beat event held in Houston Texas and organized by Mike Henry and Donna Fischer of the Houston Percussion Center

called on Rick to lead the beat at it's 2010 edition of this annual fundraiser and drum brotherhood get together.  The Big Beat events, nationwide,

raise money for several charities that include  Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation and Save The Children to name a few. 

Thousand of drummers and percussionists gather at locations around the country to play together and support many worthwhile causes. 

Each location features celebrity artists and local drummers of all skill levels.  In some cases, several hundred drummers and percussionists all playing together.

A lot of fun and LOUD!!!!...see photo below.

 

Big and Loud!!!

 

 

Rick receives Big Beat Hall of Fame Award

 

2010 was filled with many other clinic/master-class performances for ''Funky'' Rick  as well, including The NAMM Show, The Frankfurt Musik Messe,

Canada, The UK and Italy.  The Guitar Center also called on  Latham to conduct a ''Sessions Event'' at it's New Orleans store location. Rick put a few of his Cajun groove

cohorts together to present one of the most exciting events to ever take place in  ''The Big Easy''.  With members of  The Neville Brothers as his back-up band. Rick laid down some

heavy grooves at this event as well as playing local gigs at some New Orleans legendary clubs such as Cafe Negril.  ''Let The Good Times Roll''

 

Live at The Frankfurt Musik Messe with Gumbo Funk

 

 

]Groovin In The ''Big Easy''

 

 

The ''God Funkster'' in Milano.............Bella!!!

 

 

''Viva La Funk''

 

 

ALWAYS ON THE CUTTING EDGE

 

Always one keeping up with technology, Rick implemented several new features at his home studio and on his award winning web site.

Real Time Skype Lessons and iPhone Facetime

Lessons are now available as well as on-line collaboration with artists around the world.

 

Live Real-Time Lessons with Rick via Facetime and Skype

(click on links above for more info)

 

 

IN THE STUDIO

 

In the past year Rick has recorded a number of CD projects, television and movie soundtracks and jingles from ''The Boom-Boom Room''.........his home studio.

 

''The Office''

 

His newest Project ''Rick Latham and The Groove Junkies'' also performed several shows and is scheduled to also record their

debut CD this year.....watch for this exciting project also coming to a town near you this year.

 

Phoenix, AZ  ''Sound Check''

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2011

 

2011 looks to also be a banner year for Rick .....stops this year include NAMM,

a European/UK Clinic Tour, Juice Newton American Girl Tour 2011 (US and European dates),

an Asian Clinic Tour, Italy in the Fall and who knows what else

....stay tuned and please check the site often for all the latest news....

 

 

See below for past press release's

 

Copyright 2011  Rick Latham and Rick Latham Publishing Company

 

 


 

RICK RELEASES NEW DVD

ALFRED PUBLISHING TAKES LATHAM BOOKS GLOBAL

RICK FEATURED AT TEXAS BIG BEAT

JUICE NEWTON TOUR AND EUROPEAN CLINICS ROCK

NEW RECORDING PROJECTS & LATHAM iPHONE APPS


--News Release--November 16, 2009--Los Angeles--



Rick Latham has released the highly anticipated 3 disc DVD package   "All About The Groove".  Produced by Rick and the folks at Drumchannel.com, this DVD raises  the bar considerably for instructional video material. The use of many of  today's hi-tech features make this an incredible package for any drummer looking to sharpen their skills and move their playing and  musicianship beyond the next level.  Shot in HDDV, these features include, Viewer Select Camera Options- where the  viewer can actually select between three distinct
camera angles, while staying in sync with the audio program (a first  for drum instruction DVDs).  a 37 page printable eBook
of all exercises. 16 downloadable Play-Along tracks (minus Drums). in  depth explanations and demonstrations of various musical
styles, such as, Rock, Funk, R&B, Blues and Swing. Reinforced by  Rick's L.A. Groove band of top notch session veterans.
This DVD is already an immediate hit among drummers everywhere.
Please click the link below for more info and a video trailer.

http://www.ricklatham.com/AATG.html



Rick Latham Publishing Company has signed an exclusive worldwide  distribution agreement with Alfred Music Publishing.
Alfred will become the sole again for his best selling books  Advanced Funk Studies and Contemporary Drumset Techniques.
Rick books are used and endorsed by top players and professionals  throughout the world and with this alliance with Alfred,
Latham's products will receive even more high visibility on a global scale.  Rick is also planning additional new products and titles with Alfred.

http://www.ricklatham.com/afs.htm



Thousands of drummers gathered across the US on Sunday November 1st,  2009 for the "Big Beat" drumming event.  This is a charity event, raising funds for Cherish Our Children  International and The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.  Rick was one of the celebrity drummers at the Houston, Texas  location, hosted by Donna Fisher and Mike Henry of the Houston Percussion Center.  Along with fellow celebrity drummers Chris Layton and Herman  Matthews, the three heavy hitters led over 300 local drummers and thousands across North America in an attempt to break a world record  while raising money for the charities.  LOUD is and understatement!!!!!  Lots of fun and a great cause. Check the link below for more info and  pics.....

http://www.texasbigbeat.com



Rick continued the 2009 Juice Newton American Girl Tour with killer  shows throughout the US and Canada. Some of Rick's past favorite moments included shows at Pebble Beach  (of course, we got to play the course), St. John's Newfoundland  (simply beautiful), Cypress Bayou Casino in Louisiana (unbelievable gourmet restaurant,  cigars and wine) WOW, who woulda thunk it!!!!!! and many many more......

Please watch my tour dates schedule for upcoming shows.  New shows  and updates coming soon.



Rick also traveled to Europe again this year performing at the Frankfurt  Musik Messe and did clinics in Germany and Italy.  A visit to the 
Academia del Suonowas very enjoyable and the students thee wee very welcoming and  interested. 
Also got to see my Italian friend and fellow drum brother Max Furian.  A short stop in Gent Belgium to also visit friends and have a few of  my favorite Belgian beers.........

 

 




Rick's been busy with several new recording projects including The West  Coast Academy (recorded on my last trip to Germany) and the new John  Garnache CD.  John is the former bass player with Mickey Thomas and Starship.  This  is really a cool project, kinda like a Chili Peppers vibe and John is  a great songwriter and bass player. More on these coming soon.




New Rick Latham iPhone Apps........Oh Yeah, Baby!  Rick has been working with some developers to produce some very 
interesting and inspiring apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. Please stay tuned for more on this exciting announcement.

 

 


 




WINTER NAMM 2009

FRANKFURT MUSIK MESSE 2009 AND EUROPEAN CLINICS

SUMMER NAMM 2009

KOREA 2009

JUICE NEWTON AMERICAN TOUR 2009

RICK PLAYS DREAM CYMBALS

NEW DVD  "ALL ABOUT THE GROOVE"

NEW SOLO CD "STICKMAN"

and more...........

 


 

 JUICE NEWTON "AMERICAN GIRL" TOUR CONTINUES

FUNKYRICK FEATURED AT CHILE INTERNATIONAL DRUM FEST 2007

NEW LATHAM DVD "ALL ABOUT THE GROOVE" 

RICK'S NEW SOLO CD "STICKMAN" COMING IN 2008 

--NEWS RELEASE -November 1st, 2007-- Los Angeles
 

Things have been busy and "It's All Good"!  As the nip of Fall enters the air, things have been really heating up for yours truly and there are many cool things ahead. The Juice Newton " American Girl Tour" is in full swing.  I had an incredible experience performing at Drum Fest 07 in Santiago, Chile, took delivery of my new DW Exotic (Vertical Grain) Cocobolo kit, pictured below and began filming my new DVD project entitled "All About The Groove" that will be all new educational material scheduled for early 2008 release.  I also have been hard at work on my solo CD "Stickman" which will also be released early next year.

Things are very Exciting!!!!!  

  

 

The Juice Newton "American Girl" tour continues with some fun recent and upcoming shows.  Lots of casinos, theaters and other great venues.  Below is a shot  from a recent show at The Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida .  Please check my "Tour Dates" page for my complete schedule.

 

 

Please click here for more pics from this show.

http://www.ricklatham.com/Epcot.html

 

I had the great pleasure of again performing at the annual international drumming event in Santiago, Chile. Drum Fest 07 was just incredible.

This  year's line-up also featured Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Maxx Furian, Ale Agostini, Manuel Paez and several other exciting drummers from Chile and Argentina.  This festival is growing every year and becoming one of the most attended in South America.

 

 Horacio, Manuel and yours truly.

Please click here for more photos of Drum Fest 07! 

http://www.ricklatham.com/drumfest07.html      

 

I began shooting my upcoming DVD "All About The Groove" at DW's new production facility that includes the latest, state-of-the-art technology.

I've been playing DW now for 20 years and I'm very excited about this new DVD that will feature many cutting edge innovations.  Please keep an eye out for this all new and exciting DVD  "All About The Groove" coming soon in 2008.

Click here for more photos from the DVD shoot.

http://www.ricklatham.com/DVD.html

 

I've also been hard at work on my first solo CD release, "Stickman".  The CD features some of the Funkiest, most slamming and slinkiest grooves ever.  This CD will appeal to all musicians as I take music into my own hands by writing, arranging, engineering, producing and playing.  Especially appealing to drummers of all levels with downloadable files that you can play-along with as well as study my actual drum part transcriptions. "Stickman" is also scheduled for an early 08 release. 

 

Click here for an exclusive bonus preview only available to newsletter subscribers!

http://www.ricklatham.com/stickman.html

 

Wishing you all a happy Fall and Winter and thanks for your continued interest and support. 

Please remember to check my site often for all the latest news.

 

 Rick Latham Publishing Company
RLP Records
Los Angeles, California USA
Ph: 818-610-8688
Fx: 818-610-8648
http://www.ricklatham.com

 

 


 

 JUICE NEWTON "AMERICAN GIRL TOUR"


SINGAPORE GROOVE WEEKEND '06


 MENDOZA INTERNATIONAL DRUM FESTIVAL


BACKSTAGE DRUM FEST


10TH ANNIVERSARY VANCOUVER DRUM FESTIVAL



--NEWS RELEASE - December 1st, 2006-- Los Angeles

Well, this year has been another whirlwind of activity for yours truly.  Another incredible year!
Here's a little update on what I've been up to recently.
You can also click on highlighted links for more on each story.

The Juice Newton "All American Girl Tour" continues and we have some cool new dates coming for 2007.
Please keep an eye on my Tour Dates page for future dates. Juice's gig is really alot of fun and the show is "Awesome".
I've been touring with Juice since mid 2006 and I love it!  Many of you will remember this Grammy Award winning artist
from her hits  "Queen Of Hearts", "Angel Of The Morning" , "Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me" and "The Sweestest Thing".
I hope to see many of my friends on the road in 2007.  If you happen to be in Vegas for the New
Year, we will be perfoming at the Sun Coast Hotel and Casino on January 5,6 and 7.

Please click this link for some cool video of one of Juice's recent  shows
http://www.ricklatham.com/Juice.html


I was invited to Singapore in June to perform a three day workshop
by Nigel Gan of Drums Resources, the only true Drum Shop in Singapore.
This was incredible.  I performed a clinic the first night, then taught private lessons during the days
and a two hour class at night for the next three days.  This was a wonderful experience and both the
students and I will never forget this first of a kind event in Singapore.  My
hat goes off to Nigel for all his hard work and organizational skills.

For more on The Singapore Groove Weekend
http://www.ricklatham.com/sing.html


In July, I performed at the prestigious Mendoza International Drum Festival organized by Argentine
drummer and teacher Gustavo Meli.  This was an incredible event with over 3,000 drummers attending
the three day festival.  I was one of the featured artists sharing the bill along with Paul Wertico, Antonio Sanchez
and many great drummers from Argentina and Chile.

Check out some great photos from this event.
http://www.ricklatham.com/midf.html


Straight from Argentina, I then went to Chile, where I did another clinic and concert performance at the
first Backstage Drum Fest in Santiago.  This was organized by Alberto Agostini, a  visionary
music aficionado and successful restaurateur. In Snatiago I performed with Maxx Furian from Italy and
Ale Agostini from Chile.  This was a wonderful experience.

For more on The Backstage Drum Festival.
http://www.ricklatham.com/san.html

After returning back to the Juice Newton tour for the months of September and October, I was off to
Vancouver to perform at the 10th Anniversary of the Vancouver Drum Festival.  The festival was organized
and sponsored by Tom Lee Music and also included performancesby Cindy Blackman, Antonio Sanchez and Dom Famularo.
Brendan Jang of Tom Lee did an incredible job of putting this all  together.

Click below for a few nice shots of my performance.
http://www.ricklatham.com/van.html


Now it's nice to be home for the holidays with family and friends and I'm always busy when I'm in town with my regular local gigs
that include Jon Burton and Blues Deluxe and The Jo Cuseo Blues Project,
I'll also make time for some private teaching and writing some new  music.

More To Come:  New Books, CDs and DVDs coming for 2007!!!!!


Rick Latham Publishing Company
RLP Records
Los Angeles, California USA
Ph: 818-610-8688
Fx: 818-610-8648
http://www.ricklatham.com


 


U.S & EURO CLINIC TOURS

MODERN DRUMMER  RICK LATHAM FEATURE

RICK AND HIS BAND PERFORM AT PERCUSSIVE ARTS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

RICK HONORED AT MONTREAL DRUM FESTIVAL 

CONTEMPORARY DRUMSET TECHNIQUES NEW EDITION FOR 2006


--NEWS RELEASE - January 9th, 2006-- Los Angeles

2005 was surely a year to remember.  As I marked the 25th anniversary  of my book,
Advanced Funk Studies, with the DVD edition, the year was full of many
exciting and meaningful events.

I performed a Guitar Center clinic tour in the states as well as several clinics in The UK
and Europe, Including Austria, Germany, Holland and Belgium.  I was extremely honored
to perform at the 2005 Percussive Arts International Convention, with my group, in Columbus
Ohio in November.  Also, in November, I was invited to present a master-class at The Montreal
Drum Festival where I received an awesome award citing me for my contributions to the drumming
community.  Then, in December, Modern Drummer Magazine recognized my
efforts with a retrospective article entitled Rick Latham "25 Years Of Funk".

These were all tremendously meaningful events for me and the perfect way to wrap up a truly
great and unforgettable year.  From the release of my DVD in January 05 featuring my friends and
legendary mentors Louie Bellson and Ed Shaughnessy to the year ending with my feature article in
Modern Drummer, 2005 will certainly hold a special place in my memory forever.

Not one to rest on any past accomplishments, I have charged into 2006 with a flurry of activity.
At the January NAMM show I will release my New, Updated Edition of
"Contemporary Drumset Techniques"
which now features four accompanying CDs that include me performing all the exercises.
This is over 4-hours of killer digital audio!  The CDs will also be available separately for those who
already have the book.  My entire current catalog is now available in the digital format.

Click the link below to check out some sound bites from these new CDs
http://www.ricklatham.com/CDT_Update.html


I'm now also hard at work on several new groundbreaking products for 2006 and you will be hearing
more about these in the near future. Please watch my web site, future industry publications
and email blasts for this exciting news.  Clinics, Concert
Performances, CD releases, Podcasts, Internet Radio,
Educational Materials, Play-Along Tracks, Streaming Video, Audio
Downloads and more are all in store for this year!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the local L.A. scene, I've been staying busy with gigs and some great sessions including
a new CD with the "Jo Cuseo Blues Project", some killer demos with "Texas Blues Mistress" Terri Brinegar,
a few festivals and concerts with my band "Rick Latham And The Groove Doctors", my steady Wednesday
night jam gig with "Jon Burton and Blues Deluxe", writing and recording for my new, upcoming solo CD project,
as well as a few jingles and cool T.V. cues.  Oh Yeah, and I still love teaching privately as much as my schedule permits.

Please click on the link below to check out The Montreal Award a
snippet from The Modern Drummer Article and a review
from my UK Clinic Tour:

http://www.ricklatham.com/2005.html

The next link will take you to an mp3 sample of my Internet radio
Podcasts series coming soon:

http://www.ricklatham.com/Pod_Page.html



PS.  WOW, I just saw a killer review of my "Rick Latham Crystal Ball"
Bass Drum Beater in the February issue of DRUM!  Right On!!!!!
Check it out!!!!!!!!


Rick Latham Publishing Company
RLP Records
Los Angeles, California USA
Ph: 818-610-8688
Fx: 818-610-8648
http://www.ricklatham.com
 


 

25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR TAKES TO THE SKY
NORTHWEST PILOT USES ADVANCED FUNK STUDIES!

PROMARK CHAT TO FEATURE RICK LATHAM
TUESDAY,  JUNE 21ST

NEW DW EDGE MAGAZINE FEATURES LATHAM ARTICLE W/ AUDIO

NEW LATHAM BOOKS AND DVDs

RICK LATHAM AND THE GROOVE DOCTORS AND MORE



--NEWS RELEASE - June 14th, 2005 -- Los Angeles

The first leg of my 25th Anniversary clinic tour kicked of
in May with an incredible first flight from LA to Detroit.
Luckily, I was able to upgrade to First Class and just before
leaving the jetway, the first officer came out of the cockpit and
comes down the isle to ask if I am Rick Latham.  While the other
passengers wonder, "what has this guys done", I answer,
"Yes, I'm Rick Latham".  The pilot says "Hey Man, I've had your
Advanced Funk Studies book for 25 years and I really love it".
I then proceeded to tell him I was celebrating the 25th Anniversary
of the book and I was on the first leg of my 05 clinic tour, etc. He
was a great guy and we talked drums for a minute before he had
to return to his duties of flying us to Detroit.  This was truly a great
feeling that pilot Gene had used my book for all these years.  A great
start to a great trip.  I was also able to perform with some great bass players
on this trip which always makes it more enjoyable. Other great stops
included, Indianpolis, Hollywood, Cincinnati, San Jose,
Chicago and San Francisco.
Please click this link below for photos from the tour:
http://www.ricklatham.com/gcclinics.html

Pro• Mark (The world's finest sticks) will host a live, world-wide on-line chat
featuring yours truly on Tuesday June 21st!.  I will answer questions and discuss many interesting
topics with all chat participants.  This is always alot of fun so please log on and
take part in this enjoyable chat session.  I'll also be LIVE on my "Boom- Boom Cam"
Please click this link to register and (or) log in:
http://www.worldwithoutborders.com/calendar/promark.shtml
The link for my Live studio "Boom-Boom Cam" is below:
http://www.ricklatham.com/boom.html

Please check out my latest article in the new EDGE MAGAZINE published by DW.
This latest edition of DW's popular company focus magazine features a
two page spread of an article covering Contemporary Drumset Techniques.
Several helpful concepts are covered with various exercises and you can even
hear me play the exercises by clicking on the example audio links.
WAY COOL SOUNDS!!!!! Click below to check it out on-line:
http://www.dwdrums.com/eddept/drumclinic/cdt-latham.htm

I'm working on three new titles that will be available later this year or
early 2006.  One is my REAL WORLD PLAY-ALONG SERIES BK/DVD that will include
complete band tracks minus drums.  These tracks will feature common, stylistic
grooves that every drummer should be familiar with to play in a live situation.
These will not be virtuoso tracks but rather tracks for the "meat and potatoes"
type drummer.  Funk, Pop, Ballads, Bossa, Samba, R&B, Jazz Standards and more
for the beginner to the advanced player.  I will also perform the
tracks with several variations and commentary of each.
The second is  ALL AMERICAN SNARE DRUM TECHNIQUES.  This BK/DVD will
cover some of the finer points of Rudimental drumming and traditional grip.  I'll
perform many classic snare drum solos as well as the rudiments and many
hand exercises and discuss their usage on the drum set.
The third will be PLATINUM PLAY-ALONG DRUM CHARTS.  Accurately transcribed
complete drum charts to some of your favorite current and classic tunes featuring everything
from BLINK 182 to LIMP BIZKIT to GREENDAY to SUM 41, EVERCLEAR, P.O.D,
OHIO PLAYERS, KOOL AND THE GANG, PAPA ROACH and many, many, more!
Watch for upcoming news releases on these exciting new titles.

My band just performed another successful, SRO, sold out show at the World Famous
Baked Potato jazz spot in L.A on Saturday June 18th.  We love playing the Potato
and  there are always some great guests that show up.  We have some interesting things
coming up later this year VERY COOL DATES and I will keep you posted on these.
Some are in the works but they won't let me mention them, not "letting
the cat out of the bag".
We are also writing and recording for our NEW upcoming studio album due
to be out before the end of the year.
Please keep your eyes on our site and tour schedule for more info.
For more on Rick Latham And The Groove Doctors or to purchase CDs click
the link below:
http://www.groovedoctorsjazz.com

I'll also be performing around L.A with The Jo Cuseo Blues project, Jimbo Ross,
Terri Brinegar, Jon Burton and Blues Deluxe, The Elements and many more
so keep an eye on my schedule.
http://www.ricklatham.com

Rick Latham Publishing Company
RLP Records
Los Angeles, California USA
http://www.ricklatham.com


NEW RICK LATHAM DVD NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

iTUNES ADDS "RICK LATHAM AND THE GROOVE DOCTORS"

2005 CLINIC TOUR STARTS WITH GUITAR CENTER DATES

NEW L.A PROJECTS AND MORE!


-----------NEWS RELEASE - March 20th, 2005 - Los Angeles

My new DVD is now available worldwide (distributed by Carl Fischer)
from your local music dealer and select on line sources such as
Musicians Friend.  Please click the link below for more info.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=bv/search/detail/base_id/130702

You can also now check out some new clips from the DVD on the great  Drummerworld.com
site which is the creation of my friend and fellow drummer Bernhard  Castiglioni.
Please click on the link below for some clips:
http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Rick_Latham.html

For you digital download fans.  You can now download the entire new CD  directly
to your hard drive or just check out some "slammin" samples from 

iTunes.com and many other favorite legal on line distributors.
Please click on the link below for more info and free itunes software  for PC or Mac
then enter rick latham in the itunes search window.
http://www.apple.com/itunes

I'll be doing some more Guitar center clinics coming up this May.  There are mainly
Midwestern dates being scheduled at the moment but I will fill you in
when we have exact dates and locations.  I looking forward to seeing alot of friends on
this upcoming clinic tour.
Stay tuned to my website for details as soon as they become available.
http://www.ricklatham.com/tour.htm

I've been staying busy with my band as well as a few other regular gigs including
"Jon Burton and Blues Deluxe", "Terri Brinegar", "Kimberly Allison", Jo Cuseo" and "Jimbo Ross"
Also cutting some tracks in "The Boom-Boom Room" for violinist David Wilson, writing for
a few TV shows and a few upcoming jingles.  A new "Rick Latham and The Groove Doctors"
CD also in the works for later this year. 

The band also just recorded some new live concert video footage
last week (at SIR studios in Hollywood) for demonstration and presentation of some state of the art
HD video cameras and lenses that can project seamless images up to 10
meters by 50 meters in size.
This joint venture project is organized by Japanese companies Artist Salon and Mega Vision.  Thanks
to our good friends Nori san,  and Naito san for giving us this wonderful opportunity.

PS.  The legendary saxophonist John Klemmer even surprised us with a gracious visit to our
"standing room only" gig last Friday at The Baked Potato.  A good time was had by all!

Please stay tuned and keep those cards and letters coming.



Rick Latham Publishing Company
RLP Records
Los Angeles, California USA
http://www.ricklatham.com

 


NEW 25TH ANNIVERSARY DVD

LIVE CD GETS THUMBS UP

RICK LATHAM AND THE GROOVE DOCTORS LATEST

NEWS RELEASE - December 1st 2004 - Los Angeles


I recently shot the new footage for my 25th Anniversary DVD
of Advanced Funk Studies.  WOW! Can you believe this? The DVD will also
feature my on camera interviews with Louie Bellson and Ed Shaughnessy,
the full original footage of the Advanced Funk Studies video and
the Contemporary Drumset Techniques video, some new playing segments
and introduction by me as well as a 25th Anniversary photo gallery
and an in depth look at my equipment.  The DVD looks and sounds
incredible and the interviews with Louie and Ed are too fantastic for words.
You Gotta Check It Out!!!!

It will be released in January at Winter NAMM and distributed worldwide by Carl Fischer Music.
please contact
http://www.carlfischer.com for more information.

You might have seen the recent reviews in the November/December issues of
Downbeat, Modern Drummer and Jazz Times magazines giving a
resounding thumbs up on our new "Live And Loaded" CD recorded
live at The famed Baked Potato here in L.A.
Please check out
http://www.groovedoctorsjazz.com for more info,
online purchasing or to listen to sound clips.

Also look for the upcoming feature article in Recording Magazine
  on the recording of the CD and interview with "Sound Guru"
Bob Bradshaw.

Rick Latham and The Groove Doctors just returned from a great gig
with power house vocalist Bobby Kimball (TOTO) in Portland Oregon.
The performance was video taped and recorded so perhaps there might be a
new live concert DVD coming soon as well.  Bobby and I worked together on
Edgar Winter's Winter Blues CD and became friends.  He's been coming out to
the last few Groove Doctors gigs and sitting in so we've decided
to do some special performances together.  There are also possibilities
of some European and Japanese dates in the near future as well.
Keep your eyes and ears open for more news coming soon on this.

Lots of great things happening in 2005 surrounding the 25th Anniversary
celebration.  Clinic Tours, Concert Performances, Give-A-Ways and much more.
Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick Latham Publishing Company
RLP Records
Los Angeles, California USA
http://www.ricklatham.com


RICK LATHAM AND THE GROOVE DOCTORS LIVE CD RELEASED
RICK FEATURED ON NEW EDGAR WINTER CD
LATHAM GUITAR CENTER CLINICS PLANNED
ONLINE LESSON UPDATE
 

- NEWS RELEASE - July 6. 2004 - Los Angeles

RLP Records has released Live and Loaded, the new live CD from Rick
Latham and The Groove Doctors.   The CD was recorded live at the world
famous Baked Potato jazz club in Los Angeles and features Rick and his
groove mates "tear'n it up' and "let'n it rip" at one of their many
exciting gigs at this L.A. hotspot!  Recorded by Bob Bradshaw, the CD
captures all the fire, fun and virtuosity of Latham's all-star crew. 
No overdubs or edits whatsoever were performed to ensure the feeling
and flow of the live set as it went down. Mixed and mastered by noted
engineer Larry Goetz, it is truly audiophile quality, even the artwork
and illustration of the packaging (with it's "pop-up" card styling)
deserves  special mention.  Live and Loaded is certainly all that and
more!    For more about this exciting CD along with online sound bites
and all the latest news on Rick's group please visit their website at 
http://www.groovedoctorsjazz.com

Rick's signature drumming style is also highlighted once again on the
new Edgar Winter CD release "Jazzin The Blues", on SPV Records.   Rick
is featured in a variety of styles that range from organ trio, (New
Man), to some down home blues, (More Than Enough), to full on horn band
funk (Hunk O'da Funk).  Also featuring (bassist) Will Lee and
(guitarists) Hiram Bullock, and Steve Lukather, this CD is sure to
become a favorite of any Edgar Winter or Latham fan.

The Guitar Center will host Rick Latham drum clinics in three mid west
locations this summer.  Dates that are set in July include Chicago,
Grand Rapids and Detroit.  Rick's clinics will be sponsored by his
equipment endorsement companies which include DW, Pro-Mark, Evans,
Istanbul(Mehmet), Real Feel, Pintech, Sennheiser, Soundcraft and Carl
Fischer.  Latham notes "Clinics and masterclasses are very enjoyable
because they give me an opportunity to share some of the techniques and
concepts that I've learned and developed over the years doing sessions,
touring, and teaching,  plus , many times, alot of the folks in
attendance have studied from or teach from my books and it's good for
them to see and hear the guy that "wrote that stuff", play it!"  Rick's
first book "Advanced Funk Studies", has been named among "The 25
Greatest Drum Books Ever Published" by Modern Drummer Magazine and will
celebrate it's 25th anniversary next year.   A Special edition DVD of
Latham's works will be released by Carl Fischer in 2005 to commemorate
this milestone as well as other new material from Rick forthcoming.

Also busy working on his online educational ideas Rick will collaborate
with the Los Angeles based company iVisit to develop new and exciting
avenues in distance learning for music and the performing arts.  
Viewers or subscribers will be able to go online and study in real time
video and audio with a number of well known artists in a variety of
fields.  Compatible with PC and Mac users alike through special
embedded self extracting players that will not require any special
downloads or software installation.  Distance learning will prove to be
invaluable in the future and as a huge fan of the technology now
available, Rick plans on developing this idea to the max.  Stay tuned
to 
http://www.ricklatham.com for all the latest news.  Exciting times
continue for this "Groove Doctor", for sure!


Rick Latham Publishing Company
RLP Records
P.O. Box 67309
Los Angeles, CA  90067

http://www.ricklatham.com


 



Drummer Rick Lathamıs "Euro-Clinics" Spread Global Groove!

Recent European Visit Included Performances at The Paris Conservatory for
"Les Journees de la Percussion," The Academy of Contemporary Music in
London, and The Music Station, Den Haag

To view or download high-resolution photos to accompany this press release,
please visit the link below.
http://www.ricklatham.com/europics.html

-----December 9, 2003 -Los Angeles, California

Critically acclaimed drummer Rick Latham closed out 2003 with a
three-week-long journeymanıs tour throughout Europe, which included
clinic/master-class performances and private teaching sessions in France,
The UK, and Holland.

On the tripıs first stop, Latham was a featured performer at this years'
"Journees de la Percussion" at the prestigious Paris Conservatory, which was
sponsored by the French chapter of the PAS  (Percussive Arts Society) and
hosted by Frederic Macarez, chapter president and percussion instructor at
the conservatory.  The annual four day event welcomed thousands of drum and
percussion enthusiasts from around the world with performances by Latham and
other international percussion greats including marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe,
jazz vibraphonist David Friedman, classical percussionist Tim Adams and the
conservatory percussion ensemble conducted by Macarez, among others..  While
in Paris, Rick also stopped by friend and French drum legend Daniel Pichon's
studio to teach a few private lessons.

After Paris, Latham traveled across the English Channel to London to present
a master-class and teach more private lessons at The Academy of Contemporary
Music in Guildford, where the ACM percussion department is headed up by
drummer Mike Sturgis. This school also offers instruction on bass, guitar,
keyboards, vocals and audio engineering and is a great facility for students
of rock, jazz, fusion and blues. Latham then traveled to Holland for a
clinic in Den Haag at The Music Station, owned by fellow drum buddy and
Golden Earringıs long-time drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk.  Latham remarks "It's
really cool to have so many great musician friends around the world and to
be able to make new ones every time I do a gig or master-class somewhere.  I
really love what I do."

Latham's master-classes were supported in part by DW drums, Evans drumheads,
Pro-Mark drumsticks, Istanbul (Mehmet) cymbals, Pintech, and Real-Feel.  In
2004, the drummer plans to follow the release of his highly acclaimed solo
CD, Rick Latham and The Groove Doctors, with several new projects, including
instructional DVDs, and a new CD.

To view or download high-resolution photos to accompany this press release,
please visit the link below.
http://www.ricklatham.com/europics.html

For press information please contact:
Cary Goldberg
Goldberg Media PR
gomediapr@socal.rr.com

For International booking please contact:
Maya Parseghian
maya_p@linuxmail.org
 


September 4, 2002-Los Angeles, California

For Immediate Release

----Rick Latham Updates Classic Drum Book "Advanced Funk Studies"

Rick Latham Publishing Company announces the 2002 Edition of
"Advanced Funk Studies" which now features accompanying audio CDs.
This is the first edition of this now "Classic" drummer's text to include
the 2 audio CDs instead of the well known cassette tapes that have also been
available during the book's twenty two year history.  Named by Modern
Drummer Magazine among "The 25 Greatest Drum Books Ever Published",
"Advanced Funk Studies" was one of the first drum books ever to feature a
recording of all exercises performed by the author.  The new CDs will
further perpetuate this timeless work.

With well over 100,000 copies sold to date, the book remains a leading
source of information and inspiration to drummers the world over from the
novice to the seasoned professional.

The CDs will now be included, packaged with the book, as well as being
available separately for those who already own the book and wish to up-grade
to the CDs from cassettes.

"Advanced Funk Studies" is exclusively distributed worldwide by

Carl Fischer, LLC
65 Blecker Street
New York, NY.  10012
Tel: 212 777 0900
Fax: 212 477 6996
email:
cf-info@carlfischer.com
http://www.carlfischer.com

To download Hi-Res photos for media use or reproduction with this press
release please click the links below.
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