Rodney Green

Primary Instrument: Drums

Rodney Green

Some people seek out a career in music, and some just cannot escape it. As an only child growing up in Philadelphia, gospel music and musical instruments surrounded Rodney Green at home and in church, where he spent most of his time. His father was a preacher and organist, and his mother sang in church. Rodney was drawn to the drum kit, and by age three, would climb on the kit play whenever possible.

By his early teens, Green was playing drums in church, but outside he was being exposed to other kinds of music like jazz. His older cousin, also a musician, introduced Rodney to jazz, funk, and soul music, and (along with his high school band teacher) started him listening records like, “A Love Supreme,” “Transition,” and “Four More”. He was blown away by Elvin Jones and Tony Williams—all of the sounds they got out of the drums as well as their range, style and technique. Rodney soon realized that music could be a profession, and not just a hobby. He knew that playing the drums was his calling....
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Zero – Greg Osby Sci Fi – Christian McBride E Bop – Eric Reed Merry Magic – Eric Reed In Search of… - JD Allen The Olive Tree – Walter Blanding, Jr. Fields of Gold – Terell Stafford Seed – Orrin Evans Happiness – Eric Reed Divine – Kengo Nakumara Banned In New York – Greg Osby St. Louis Shoes – Greg Osby Public – Greg Osby What You Dealin With – Wycliffe Gordon Say Hello to Say Goodbye – Kengo Nakumara The Free Bop Movement – Jafar Barron The Madrigal – Chihiro Yamanaka

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Drums - I've been with Tama for about three years now. My Star Classics give me everything I need. Here is my current set up:

  • 18" kick drum ( no hole in front and nothing inside no exceptions)
  • 12" and 10" standard mounted tom (8" deep)
  • 14" floor tom with Legs (14” deep)
  • 14x5" metal snare drum
  • 4 cymbal stands 2 straight 2 boom
  • 1 DW kick drum pedal
  • 1 hi hat stand
  • 1 snare stand
  • 1 drum stool with padded seat
Cymbals - I use various models
Drums - Tama Drums
Sticks - I use various models
Heads - I love my Satin finish drum heads. They have a nice warm sound for all styles of music. You can find them @ Aquarian Drumheads

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