Author: Hesselink, Nathan
Publication details: Asian Ethnology 78, no. 2 (2019): 515-517.
Abstract: This book is an exciting new addition to the growing body of academic literature written about non-Western influences on the Western drumset by an active practitioner. Simon Barker, a lecturer in jazz studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, is a widely known and deeply respected drummer in a number of overlapping genres and groups. These include the Australian jazz ensembles the Matt McMahon Trio, the Phil Slater Quartet, several lineups led by Scott Tinkler, Showa 44, and Band of Five Names; international collaborations with South Korean musicians, such as Trace Sphere, Daorum, and Chiri; and his central role in Emma Franz’s film “Intangible Asset Number 82.”