How cool is it to see killer drummer Kenny Aronoff behind a full spectrum of Latin Percussion instruments. A huge change of scene after seeing him behind the drums with artists like Joe Satriani and John Mellencamp many other top artists. After our coverage on Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith with LP last week, here is the self-thought drummer that just joined Latin Percussion.
The picture of Kenny shows him with a range of Latin Percussion instruments - even a Bayan tabla is in it.
We also see a Tama Iron Cobra pedal, which makes us assume he is still sticking with his Tama hardware instead of adding DW hardware to his setup.
Looking at the wires in the photo, a video with him playing the setup will probably be online soon.
Other LP-instruments we see are:
the Pedrito Martinez Signature Deep Cut Mango Bongos (not in the photo, but Kenny also has the Conga and Tumba)
(Check Pedrito's conga solo video with this article!)
the clay LP Udu Drum Utar
the LP World Beat 18" Tunable Bodhran
the LP Pro Shekere
the 6" and 8" Potz, Trash Snare and the Sound Enhancer's for new variations
a selection of tambourines, shakers, and accessories and more
Just like his personality, Kenny summarized his new membership with the LP family in this one-liner: "....the bottom line is it has to be authentic. I like to experiment and combine different instruments, I use everything, cajon, udu drums, different size tambourines, bongos, congas. I am honored by LP's warm welcome."
Kenny's résumé is a never-ending list of the top of the top in music. Check his Artist Page on Drummerszone for a long list of artists, releases and more. These are just the first few of the names he worked with: Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Mellencamp, Smashing Pumpkins, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, and Lady Gaga.
Kenny Aronoff with Dom Famularo on The Sessions Panel A great interview with Kenny Aronoff on Dom Famularo's 'The Sessions Panel' YouTube channel.
Kenny Aronoff uses
Starclassic Maple Green Sparkle Kit, Bubinga Gold Rush Sprakle Kit,Bubinga Silver Snow Racing Stripe Kit
2. 4" x 15" Kenny Aronoff Track Master Super Piccolo Signature Brass Snare 3. 5” x 14” Kenny Aronoff Track Master Signature Snare with Die Cast Hoop