A few months ago I had the privilege of introducing readers to Kudo, a Japanese drum ensemble whose enduring sounds have performed for over 30 years and today counts 100 talented performers in its troupe.
I can't speak for every drummer, but for me the process of drumming enables creativity and helps me foster innovation and advance thought-leadership. Studies show that drumming produces deeper self awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity.
At 42, the guy has seen and done seemingly everything there is to see and do in the world of music. Hailing from a family of legendary music industry figures, the Los Angeles-born Abe Laboriel, Jr. has pretty much been at it from day one.