Bob Cianci's book "Great Rock Drummers of the 60's" has a chapter on
Dino compete with an interview in which Dino provides most of the info
discussed here. If I were at home, I'd look this up. But alas, I am
But I'm pretty sure Mark's correct about that 24" bass drum. IIRC,
Dino met or worked with Cozy Cole or someone like that early in his
career (pre-Rascals). Cozy may even have given him an old drum set.
But I think that's where Dino says he developed a liking for the
larger bass drum.
Post by Mark Polis
Scroll down to picture of the cover of him from the cover of the Collection
album (my favorite) where he's on the champagne sparkle set, Jay - I think
that's a 24" (or even a 26"!).
"You play because you must." - drummer Tony Williams