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Pippin - Brian Kilgore

Brian Kilgore's percussion setup for the International Tour of Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Brian Kilgore's percussion setup for the International Tour of Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.Brian Kilgore's percussion setup for the International Tour of Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.Brian Kilgore's percussion setup for the International Tour of Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.Brian Kilgore's percussion setup for the International Tour of Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.Brian Kilgore's percussion setup for the International Tour of Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.Brian Kilgore's percussion setup for the International Tour of Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.

“My set up for the Hollywood run of the touring production of Pippin was very much based on Sean Ritenauer's set up for the Broadway production with a few minor changes. It's an interesting show with a wide ranging and busy percussion book. Lot's of timpani, xylophone, sound effects and hand drumming as well. It is a fun opportunity to groove on congas, play a djembe solo, play a barrage of xylophone notes and test your timpani pedaling all in the same gig.

With all of the quick instrument and mallet changes, I would not want to do this book without a Miller Machine. It gets a great sound on the triangle and there are numerous times in the show where you have to go directly from xylophone or timpani to triangle without so much as a sixteenth note rest. The Miller Machine allowed me to do that and get the sound that I wanted out of each and every triangle note!"

Brian has played on over 500 albums. And his numerous TV and film credits include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, King Kong, Wall-E, Hairspray, A Bug's Life, A Perfect Storm, Spiderman II, The Bourne Supremacy, Team America, Cars, and over a hundred more.

He has also performed live with Barbra Streisand, Teena Marie, Elton John, Billy Joel, Chaka Khan, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and many more.

Brian is a proud endorser of Yamaha Concert Percussion, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Toca Percussion, and Gibraltar Hardware.

Pippin - Tour - Brian Kilgore
October 2014

Brian Kilgore's percussion setup for the International Tour of Pippin at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Greg Landes’ setup for the Off Broadway production of The Landing at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City.
Mike Drake's set up for Side Show at the Casa Mañana Theater, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Greg Landes’ setup for the Pit Stop Players’ concert at Symphony Space in New York City.
"After a week or two of rehearsals there is usually a performance or two of the show for an invited audience. Sometimes these performances can be intense if there are important people in the room, or if certain sections of the show feel under prepared. This is why it’s so important to know the score and script very well."
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"The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."
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"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."
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Steve Gadd's drum solo from the track "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". From the album Live Stuff (out of print) from the legendary 1970's New York based band Stuff.
Robbie Ameen's drum solo from the track "Spring Fling".

Gene Krupa's drum solo from "Gene's Blues" from the album Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich released November 1955.

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