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post #1 of 19
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Can I get a shout from my fellow drummers? Classically trained, studio, garage band, drumline, hand drums? If you can hit it, post it!

post #2 of 19

Well....not a drummer but if I was I'd wanna play like this guy.  His independence with that left clave is stunning.  Check out the speed from about 4:20--5:00.

 

One of the greatest jazz drummers ever.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efERFCN0B_0

post #3 of 19
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Good call! I have a couple of albums on which he plays, and he just tears it up!
post #4 of 19
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Bump for fun. Any others neanderthals out there?

post #5 of 19

Sure you can get a shout out from me!

 

Basement drummer.  Started playing when I was 11, gave up when I was 20, and started again two years ago at 57.  Play both electronic (Roland) and acoustic (Sonor) sets.

 

Favorite drummers include Bill Bruford, Pat Mastelotto, Tobias Ralph, Gavin Harrison, Chad Wackerman, and RIngo Starr.

 

How about you brother drummer?

post #6 of 19
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Sure you can get a shout out from me!

Basement drummer.  Started playing when I was 11, gave up when I was 20, and started again two years ago at 57.  Play both electronic (Roland) and acoustic (Sonor) sets.

Favorite drummers include Bill Bruford, Pat Mastelotto, Tobias Ralph, Gavin Harrison, Chad Wackerman, and RIngo Starr.

How about you brother drummer?

Very nice!

Been playing since 6th grade band, didn't start gigging on drumset until the last year or so. Almost done with my second music education degree. Classically trained but I got a long way to go!

My kit is an older Pearl ELX. I've got an electronic too (Alesis).
post #7 of 19

Very cool Joe! Tell me about your influences and the music you enjoy playing.

post #8 of 19
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Well some of my influences are Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan, and Vinnie Colaiuta. My only standing gig is with a jazz/funk group. We play plenty of standards both straight and funky. I'm definitely into the funk/soul/dance/jazz scene. Never been a metal head nor am I too crazy about prog. 

 

For me it's all about the groove baby!

post #9 of 19

Different strokes so to speak my drumming brother!  Those guys you mention all have serious chops.  Play what you love and love what you play!

post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well said Steve. What're you're favorites?
post #11 of 19

Well, drummers active during my misspent youth when prog and fusion ruled in my world, guys like Bill Bruford, Carl Palmer, Clive Bunker, Phil Collins, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chester Thompson, Billy Cobham, and Lenny White were favorites.  Later with an increasing appreciation of what the jazz cats were doing, guys like Jack DeJohnette, Stix Hooper, and Tony Williams got me going.  Even later, Chad Wackerman, Steve Gadd, Pat Mastelotto, Tobias Ralph, Keith Carlock, and Gavin Harrison embody the qualities I value: chops, groove / pocket, and space.  And I'll always have a soft spot for Ringo since he is the drummer I saw having so much fun that got me interested in playing in the first place!

post #12 of 19
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Very nice. It sounds like you and my drum teacher would get along just fine. He has everything that Rush or King Crimson has ever recorded!
post #13 of 19

Indeed we would Joe!  Last summer, I participated in a music camp with members of King Crimson which was absolutely a blast. Along with Crim drummers Pat Mastelotto and Tobias Ralph, Butch Trucks and Jack DeJohnette visited.

post #14 of 19
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That sounds awesome!
post #15 of 19

http://youtu.be/ksAcRnq9fD8

 

Joe - Send him here to see the "battle in the barn" featuring Pat and Tobias.  Epic!

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