RIP jacques delécluse (1933-2015)

jacques delécluse (center), with his daughter florence and wife danielle in august, 2014 in hyères, france

jacques delécluse (center), with his daughter florence and wife danielle in august, 2014 in hyères, france

i just found out that jacques delécluse, percussionist, composer, teacher, and legend died last night in the south of france.

i'll be sharing more of my thoughts as i process them, and i'll let you know about more details when i hear. 

my visit last year with mr. delécluse was one of the highlights of my musical life. throughout my formative years learning percussion until now, his music has provided constant inspiration to practice, improve, and make a difference in the world.


want to see my complete snare drum setup?

here’s my 8-piece snare drum setup, including every piece of gear and accessory you'll need. (and it's totally audition-ready, too.)


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hailed by @nytimes and james levine as needing 'louder triangle notes'. recorded delécluse: douze études for snare drum, percussionist in @metorchestra.