Global Notes: The 'Planet Drum' Album

Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, left, Remo Belli, founder and CEO of Remo, Inc., center, and John Densmore, the drummer of the rock band The Doors, celebrate to the beat of "Rock the Rhythm, Beat the Odds," a giant drum circle event at the College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, left, Remo Belli, founder and CEO of Remo, Inc., center, and John Densmore, the drummer of the rock band The Doors, celebrate to the beat of "Rock the Rhythm, Beat the Odds," a giant drum circle event at the College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium in Santa Clarita, Calif. Damian Dovarganes / AP Photo
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, left, Remo Belli, founder and CEO of Remo, Inc., center, and John Densmore, the drummer of the rock band The Doors, celebrate to the beat of "Rock the Rhythm, Beat the Odds," a giant drum circle event at the College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, left, Remo Belli, founder and CEO of Remo, Inc., center, and John Densmore, the drummer of the rock band The Doors, celebrate to the beat of "Rock the Rhythm, Beat the Odds," a giant drum circle event at the College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium in Santa Clarita, Calif. Damian Dovarganes / AP Photo

Global Notes: The 'Planet Drum' Album

This week on Global Notes, we're going back 25 years. 

Specifically, we're listening back to Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart's Planet Drum album, which brought together percussionists from around the world to create what Hart called a “new gumbo.” 

The 1991 Grammy award winning album is being re-issued in December with a couple of new tracks. We hear one of them, plus a sampling of the originals.