Rich Holly's Percussion Place

Assorted ramblings and occasional updates in the world of percussion.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

New York City Television Program

Yesterday I took part in the TV program that honored the great Arnie Lang. The program is entitled "Open," and it's produced by a cable network called Bronxnet (see previous post). There was a great cast of characters for the show - they had a house band made up of one of my favorite drummers, Terry Silverlight (who is a former student of Arnie's), his brother Barry Miles on keys, and the great Will Lee on bass. [Side Note: I have a couple of LPs from the '70s with Terry and Barry that I still enjoy, I'm glad to know they're still playing!]. Other notables included Bobby Sanabria, Gordon Gotlieb, Victor Rendon, Aldo Mazza and Allan Molnar. Allan also ended up being the associate producer of the program, with all the technical demands of the program.

Arnie was his usual humble, gracious self. I was brought in "via satellite" (well, actually, via video conference using Mac's ichat software), as was Aldo. It was a lot of fun to talk about how influential Arnie has been to the percussion world in general and also to me personally. Arnie will be a faculty member at KOSA this summer, as will I, and I'm really looking forward to hanging out with him.