After 40 years with the New York Philharmonic and more than twenty years
teaching at the Juilliard School, Elden "Buster" Bailey, one of the
greatest snare drummers and snare drum teachers of all time, has finally
written a snare drum book! It's called Wrist Twisters, but it's much
more than what the title might suggest. Everyone who has seen it says
it is an instant classic. It includes a CD of Buster's playing and a
discography of great snare drum performances with the New York
Philharmonic. Scott Stevens of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra worked
with Buster for more than three years to compile and organize the
materials Buster has been gathering for the last forty years.
Percussionists everywhere will be forever grateful to Buster and Scott
for their efforts. The Introduction is by Christopher Lamb of the New
York Philharmonic and Manhattan School of Music. Need we say more? 132
pages plus CD.