Ndugu Chancler

Session Great

Ndugu Chancler

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About

Paiste Artist Since
November 1971

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Session Great

Other Affiliations
Michael Jackson
Santana
George Duke
Patrice Rushen
Educator

Setup

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Twenty Custom Collection Full Hats (discontinued)
16" Twenty Custom Collection Full Crash (discontinued)
22" Masters Crisp Ride "Rosie"
18" Twenty Custom Collection Full Crash (discontinued)
20" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Swish (discontinued)

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Biography

01.07.1952-03.02.2018 Ndugu Chancler was a Drummer, Percussionist, Producer, Composer, Clinician, and Educator. As a studio musician, Ndugu recorded with such greats as Frank Sinatra , Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, John Lee Hooker, Kenny Rogers, and Michael Jackson. Working on "Thriller" and "Bad", Ndugu was the drummer on the hit single "Billie Jean". Ndugu has also played on a number of Movie Soundtracks including , "An Officer and a Gentleman", "Indecent Proposal", and "The Color Purple" As a songwriter Ndugu co- wrote hits for Santana including "Dance Sister Dance", "Reach For It" for George Duke, and "Let It Whip" for the Dazz Band. His production credits include Flora Purim, Bill Summers, Toki, along with his own solo recordings; Ndugu and the Chocolate Jam Co., and Ndugu Chancler. Ndugu co-produced recordings for Santana, George Duke, The Crusaders, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Tina Turner, and a group he co-lead with Patrice Rushen, and Ernie Watts, The Meeting. These associations have brought many Gold and Platinum albums and Grammy Awards. As an educator, Ndugu worked with the Jazz Mentorship Program , the Thelonious Monk Institute, and was the Faculty Advisor to the U.S.C. Jazz Reach, in Los Angeles. Ndugu was also on the Faculty of the Young Musicians Program at Cal Berkeley , Stanford Jazz Workshop, Diaz Music Institute, and Music For All. Ndugu has done clinics all over the world for Yamaha, Paiste, Remo, Toca, Vic Firth, and Shure Bros. Ndugu Chancler was an Adjunct Professor of Jazz and Popular Music Studies at The University of Southern California, Flora L. Thornton School of Music. Ndugu Chancler lost his battle to prostate cancer on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, silvery, bright, somewhat mellow. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Quick and responsive feel with a soft and warm touch. Very controllable. Full, round and energetic open sound, paired with a light and airy chick sound. Ideal for playing at moderate volume level and a wide range of studio applications.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly bright, rich, open, warm. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Even, controllable feel with quick response. Crisp, clear stick sound over a rich, warm wash. All-purpose ride cymbal suitable for a broad range of musical styles. Developed in co-operation with session great Ndugu Chancler.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.

  • Sounds