Marc Atkinson

Band: Wayne Newton, Author, Various


Marc is currently residing in Las Vegas where he has been performing with Wayne Newton at Various Hotels and TV shows. Marc is also the author of the “Unreel” Drum Book. This book is an in depth study of the complex drumming of Vinnie Colaiuta. It features transcriptions of Vinnies performances off of Randy Waldman’s CD “Unreel”.
What happens when you get two Zappa freaks together in New York for
two days?
The following transcription and MP3(Audio File 1)!!!
Aquarian endorsers Marc Atkinson and Jay Dittamo recently got
together at Jay’s studio in New York and put together for your
listening pleasure Marc’s arrangement of Frank Zappa’s “The Black Page”.
Recorded in what is affectionately known as “The Cave” studios Marc
sequenced the bass and background keyboards, sent them to Jay who
then added mallet parts. Marc went in and recorded the drum track live
and the result is the following mp3. All the drum parts were played
on Jay’s Drum set which was outfitted with single ply Texture Coated on the toms and snare.
On May 6th if you are in the Las Vegas area be sure to check out
the PAS Day of percussion as Marc will be performing this and other
Zappa ditties with his tribute band “Tinsel Town Rebellion”.

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