Hidalgo worked his percussion magic at a
clinic performance in Schorndorf, Germany
on May 6th, 1998. The event, put on by Just
Drums owner Jurgen Mader, was one of 10
international appearances that was made
by the number one percussionist in the world.
LP's Gio performed in several cities in
Germany and went on to wow the crowds in
Italy and Spain.
close the show in Schorndorf, Gio invited
percussionists Efrain Toro and Michito Sanchez
to join him. The crowd was blown away with
the sound of the Galaxy Giovanni Series
Requinto. No other drum made today has this
range of tones. His slaps or secos crackle
and the drum manages to deliver a bottom
that you would expect only from congas with
much larger head diameters.
has said that if there were but one drum
to bring to a gig, this would be the one
he would choose.