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I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO LIST OUR TOP FAVOURITE DRUMMERS

 

I THINK THAT BY LIMITING THE LIST TO FIVE CHOICES IT REALLY MAKES MEMBERS THINK THROUGH WHO THEIR FAVOURITE TRULY ARE. 

 

ANY GENRE OF MUSIC QUALIFIES.  I SUGGEST YOU INDICATE THE GENRE OF MUSICE (IE.): JAZZ, ROCK, ETC. NEXT TO THE DRUMMER'S NAME & THE BAND HE/SHE PLAYS WITH OR IF SESSION DRUMMER, ETC..

YOU CAN DISCUSS WHICH ALBUM/SONG WHERE A PARTICULAR DRUMMER OF YOUR CHOICE PLAYS SOMETHING MEMORABLE & THE EQUIPMENT/DIFFERENT BRANDS (DRUMS, CYMBALS, BASS DRUM PEDALS, ETC.) YOU CAN ALSO INDICATE WHICH HPS, SOURCE & AMP YOU'RE USING 

 

 I HAVE ONE REQUEST : PLEASE LET'S NOT CRITICIZE SOMEONE ELSE'S CHOICE OR OMITTANCE - WE CAN DICUSS CHOICES BUT ARGUING CAN ONLY BE FUTILE. REMEMBER JUST LIKE MUSIC IT'S ABOUT PERSONAL CHOICE/TASTE.  IN THE END IT'S ALL ABOUT SHARING OUR VIEWS AND DISCUSSING, EVEN DISCOVERING NEW DRUMMERS, NEW GENRES, ALBUMS, EVEN CERTAIN FACTS WE MAY NOT HAVE HEARD ABOUT.

 

​SO …… LET THE GOOD TIMES ….. ROLL

 

 

Here are my top five drummers :

 

1-) Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - Jazz, various genres (Session) - (known : has the most recorded drummer- for the "Purdie      Shuffle" - immaculate timing and makes use of precision half note, backbeats, and grooves)

 

2-) Daniel Seraphine - Rock (Chicago)

 

3-) Ginger Baker - Rock/Jazz (Cream) - (love is bass drums & tom tom combinations, African beat drumming)

 

4-) Steve Gadd  - Rock/Jazz (Session )- (Played with Steely Dan, known for great drum part on Aja)

 

5-) Buddy Rich - Jazz/Big Band (He made drumming glamorous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Old Groucho - 7/30/14 at 8:17pm
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'Nuff said...

post #3 of 36

Antonio Sanchez (Jazz, e.g. Pat Metheny Group)

Jack DeJohnette (Jazz e.g. Keith Jarrett Trio)

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Tony Williams. Jazz drummer, ridiculously talented,
best known for his time in the Miles Davis Qunitet, mid sixties
Gretsch drums, K Zildjian cymbals, master of playing one time signature against another, relentless and passionate
The greatest musician I have ever seen. Period.

Ringo Starr. Rock drummer, impeccable sense of rhythm and melody,
The Beatles, naturally
Ludwig drums, Zildjian cymbals, the definitive drum sound check out Abbey Road), probably the most imitated drummer of the late sixties

Danny Taylor. Rock drummer, a brilliant synthesis of funk, jazz and Rock,
Canadian Rock band A Foot In Coldwater
Rogers drums, K Zildjian cymbals, incredible drum sound, big fat drum sound, probably the greatest Canadian Rock drummer of the seventies



Jim Keltner. Session drummer, Mr. Groove and Mr. Feel,
often works with Ry Cooder
DW Drums, Paiste cymbals
Turns playing drums into an art form


Ritchie Hayward. Funky rock/New Orleans style drummer, American band Little Feat
Incredible groove and feel
Makes it all look and sound so easy
It isn't as easy as it sounds

And John Bonham.......oooops, that's six!
Sorry!
Edited by Chris J - 7/29/14 at 6:55pm
post #5 of 36
Thread Starter 

+1 for Ringo Starr & Jim Keltner, I don't know the other ones.  Good to get new names to look up.

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Any love for Jeff Porcaro ?

 

He was the drummer with Toto and played on loads of records including those by Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Stan Getz, Sérgio Mendes, Lee Ritenour, Christopher Cross, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Larry Carlton

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Porcaro

 

Check out the Rosanna shuffle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanna_shuffle#Rosanna_shuffle

post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by markgreville View Post
 

Any love for Jeff Porcaro ?

 

He was the drummer with Toto and played on loads of records including those by Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Stan Getz, Sérgio Mendes, Lee Ritenour, Christopher Cross, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Larry Carlton

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Porcaro

 

Check out the Rosanna shuffle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanna_shuffle#Rosanna_shuffle

I thought of him when I made my top five list.  But I could only chose five.  He was indeed a great drummer. R.I.P.

post #8 of 36
Jeff Porcaro was amazing! If you haven't heard Los Lobotomys, RUN, don't walk and get it! Classic. Of course, Simon Phillips, his replacement in Toto (although he's left the band after many, many years to concentrate on his group; Protocol) is a straight up monsta!
Two of the greatest drummers on the planet come from the Latino side of the street; Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez and Dafnis Prieto.
Dennis Chambers
Vinnie Colaiuta
Dave Weckl
Billy Cobham
I guess you could pigeonhole these guys and say they're Fusion Jazz drummers but all of them are SO much more, they can, and have, played any type of music!
post #9 of 36

My favorite list goes...

 

Neil Peart - Prog rock (Rush)

Danny Carey - Prog rock (Tool)

Mike Portnoy - Prog rock (was Dream Theater)

Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan - Heavy metal? (was Avenged Sevenfold)

Chris Adler - Metal (Lamb of God)

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'Nuff said...

^This

 

That being said, my personal top 5:

 

1. Keith Moon - Rock (The Who)

2. Neil Pert - Rock (Rush)

3. Evelyn Glennie - Um, her own genre?

4. Danny Carey - Rock (Tool)

5. Ed Shaughnessy - Swing/Jazz/Big Band

post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by Hijodelbrx View Post

Jeff Porcaro was amazing! If you haven't heard Los Lobotomys, RUN, don't walk and get it! Classic. Of course, Simon Phillips, his replacement in Toto (although he's left the band after many, many years to concentrate on his group; Protocol) is a straight up monsta!
Two of the greatest drummers on the planet come from the Latino side of the street; Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez and Dafnis Prieto.
Dennis Chambers
Vinnie Colaiuta
Dave Weckl
Billy Cobham
I guess you could pigeonhole these guys and say they're Fusion Jazz drummers but all of them are SO much more, they can, and have, played any type of music!

I also thought of Vinnie Colaiuta.  There's an anecdote about a piece he played for Frank Zappa where Zappa was sure it would be to difficult for any drummer to play it perfectly.  Not only did Colaiuta play it to perfection on his first try but he also had lunch/a sandwich or something while playing.  Apparently when he was finished Zappa looked at him and then threw his papers in the air an walked away.

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Post # 5,000! biggrin.gif
In a thread about drummers!
Perfect! biggrin.gif

Back on topic...
Yes, lots of love for the great Jeff Porcaro!
Two thumbs up for Vinnie and Simon Philips.
Gotta give it up for my fellow Canadian Neal P.
post #13 of 36

Hmm.

 

Jamie Saint-Merat: Death metal of the abstract type. 

 

Adam Jarvis: Grindcore and death for when you want straight up power.

 

Eric Moore: He's a rock drummer but started off doing gospel and just plain jams.

 

John Bonham: Gotta give it up for Bonzo

 

Bill Ward: Don't care what anyone says, Sabbath would not have been Sabbath without him.

 

Just the first ones I thought of.

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Hmm.

Bill Ward: Don't care what anyone says, Sabbath would not have been Sabbath without him.

Absolutely.
NO ONE sounds like Bill!
A true original.
post #15 of 36

Max Roach - Jazz

 

Art Blakey - Jazz

 

Hamid Drake - Jazz

 

Jack DeJohnette - Jazz

 

Herlin Riley - Jazz

 

'Nuff said

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