Jost Nickel is a German drummer who is well known to drum maniacs not only in his home country, but all over Europe. It is so not only because of his excellent performance in the popular German band Jan Delay & Disko No.1, but also because of the great drum shows and clinics, which the artist also takes outside the Old Continent. He has also written the drum books: “Jost Nickel’s Groove Book“, “Jost Nickel’s Snare Book” and “Jost Nickel’s Fill Book“. In Poland, he has appeared at such events as Meinl Drum Festival (2016) and the Śląski Festiwal Perkusyjny (2019).
This time Jost Nickel reminds fans of his presence with the first solo album in his career, entitled “The Check In“. It comprises eight tracks composed by Jost (on his own or together with musicians such as Dirk Berger, Mark Smith, Ali Busse or Markus Bak). Among the guest instrumentalists is Jimmy Haslip – an outstanding American bassist (Yellowjackets, Bruce Hornsby, Kiss, Gino Vanelli, Allan Holdsworth, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau) and a whole galaxy of top German musicians.
The album will be released on the Leopard label, and is to premiere on April 23 2021.
An in-depth review of the album is coming soon on en.beatit.tv! For now, check out a live rendition of the track, which is featured on the release.
Jost Nickel is an official endorser of the following brands: Meinl, Sonor, Vic Firth, Remo, Beyerdynamic, Ahead Cases.