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