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#88 Doug Hinrichs- Broadway Percussionist, Inventor of One Handed Triangle

#88 Doug Hinrichs- Broadway Percussionist, Inventor of One Handed Triangle

This episode features Doug Hinrichs (which Damon apologizes profusely for mispronouncing Doug's last name). Doug is schooled in the rhythms of the world and raised on the sounds of R&B, rock, and jazz, and performs modern percussion flavored by world traditions.

An accomplished member of the New York percussion community, Doug's performance experience includes positions in several Broadway shows -- including a full-time position in the hit musical "In The Heights", and concerts with artists from a multitude of styles and settings. A recent performance highlight: with Bobby McFerrin at Jazz At Lincoln Center. As for studio percussion, his tracks have been on jingles for ESPN, PowerAde, The New York Knicks, and Miller Lite Beer. His credits as a world music composer include placements of his pieces on the USA, CBS, and ABC television networks. He is also the inventor of Latin Percussion's One-Handed Triangle.

Gig Alerts for this week..... 

The Jazz Foundation of America's annual Loft Party on Saturday October 13th 2018. 


Sunday October 7th 2018, there will be a benefit for the illness of one of Marcos' family members at The Acoustic in Black Rock (Bridgeport), CT. The musical acts will include Jeremy Bosch, Della The Torres Brothers and more. 

Product review for this week......

The DW 6000 series Ultralight Hardware

The iconic recording this week is by the Late great Mongo Santamaria. It is from 1977 and is called "Happy as a Fat Rat in a Cheese Factory". It is right in the middle of the Latin-Funk/Latin-Boogaloo era. 

Music News for this week.....

California's stringent Net Neutrality bill passes the state senate and is one signature away from becoming law. The Village Voice is shutting down for good. Shot's were fired outside of Ice Cube's concert in Del Mar. Songwriter and producer Dr. Luke has been embroiled in a long-running legal battle with Kesha, which came to a head this week with new evidence.

The music leading into the interview is a song called "Rio de Janeiro" by Doug. 

Doug just got back from the Jacob's Pillow retreat in the Berkshires (MA) where he worked with Chet Walker and doing some of Stephen Schwartz's work. 

The cajon pedals that Damon and Doug were talking about are the LP Cajon Pedal, DW Cajon Pedal and the new DW Direct Link Cajon Pedal

Damon and Doug have worked together on the underground music hang called The After Party in NYC as well as the Hulu show The Path (season 2). 

Doug grew up in western Nebraska (the city of Gering), and took lessons through the school system. He attended three colleges. Nebraska Wesleyan University, Florida State University, and Berklee College of Music. 

Some of the things Doug did to break into the New York scene were sitting in at the Bitter End Jam Session hosted by Richie Cannata, as well as, playing percussion with DJs.

Doug worked with Bobby McFerrin at Lincoln Center after the release of Bobby's album, "Vocabularies". 

Doug invented the one handed triangle from Latin Percussion and below he explains, in the video, how best to play it......

Doug's invention can come in handy (pun intended) in freeing up one hand to play more complicated patterns. For example, Forro from Northeastern Brazil could become a lot easier or allow you to use your opposing hand to play something else. 

Shoutout to Joey Gulizia for his excellent tutelage and mentorship to Doug as well as the inspiration by Mino Cinelu and his conga playing on "Lazarus Heart"

Doug is a cancer survivor and has beaten Lymphoma

In Doug's stickbag, in addition to the implements he uses, he keeps Clif Bars in his bag. 

Doug uses Latin Percussion instruments, Sabian Cymbals and Remo Drumheads

The word Doug uses toward the end of the interview is Genuflect. Also, one song he's hooked on right now that hasn't left the rotation is "Rocky Mountain Way" by Joe Walsh. 

You can follow Doug on his Website, Facebook (also his Caricatures), Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, and YouTube

The song leading out of the interview was "Let Me In" by Doug. 

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