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15-02-2016, 04:23 AM
RE: Drummers and percussionist thread.
(14-02-2016 12:29 PM)philosopher Wrote:  Fellow drummer here. Looking to get an electronic kit so I can teach my kiddos without my ears falling off. Though there's a nice traditional double bass set for like $700 here lately.. so tempting.

Anyway, my favorite: Danny Carey



Danny is a huge Bill Bruford fan. In fact one can say Tool would not exist had it not been for King Crimson.

Here is an old solo from BB from the 80's.




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17-02-2016, 04:37 AM (This post was last modified: 17-02-2016 04:46 AM by Banjo.)
RE: Drummers and percussionist thread.
One of the greatest drummers was named Jeff Porcaro. Sadly he passed away back in the 90's. However everyone reading this post has heard him countless times on countless sessions.

Jeff was known as the drummer for the band Toto. However he was working with Steely Dan at age 16 and is the only drummer on the great Katy lied LP. I believe until that point, aside from the very first SD album, Jeff was the only drummer on every track. I recall reading an interview where he said he vomited outside the studio before going in to track. He was that young and that nervous.

Here he is with a famous groove drummers have been working on since its release. In fact I recall the day I mastered it. A very happy day.

I also wish to point out a student did an album with the percussionist, the great Lenny Castro. My student is the wonderful Jeff Doukakis.

Jeff's Paiste artist page.

I get a mention. I am little known on the net. Mainly due to shyness.

Jeff with Toto.





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I wish to add. When I heard Jeff had passed I cried. My girlfriend at the time could not understand it. I had never cried before. But Jeff Porcaro had died and had been a massive influence on me. I was and remain heartbroken at this man being lost to us.

I have also been told by professional musicians close to him that he was one of the most lovely people.

RIP Jeff Porcaro. Bowing

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17-02-2016, 07:45 AM
RE: Drummers and percussionist thread.
The great, but sad Davey Tough. He was a terrible alcoholic and ended his days drunk and fell down and hit his head. Never recovered.

People such as Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa held him in the highest esteem.

I present, Davey Tough with the first Herd.




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17-02-2016, 08:27 AM
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The great Steve Jordan. Session and producing ace. I believe he got his break because Steve Gadd was snowed in and could make the session.




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18-02-2016, 07:33 PM
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(15-02-2016 04:23 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Danny is a huge Bill Bruford fan. In fact one can say Tool would not exist had it not been for King Crimson.
Absolutely agree. Honestly, I'm not a fan whatsoever of King Crimson, but in listening to the drumming I can absolutely hear the influence. Thank goodness it resulted in influencing Danny Carey.

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19-02-2016, 01:17 AM
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The great Zigaboo Modeliste of The Meters fame. One of the funkiest drummers on the planet. Highly influencial on so many players. Here performing an old Meters track.




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19-02-2016, 05:08 AM
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The wonderful Ralph Irizarry with his band on timbales. Great player.




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21-02-2016, 11:08 PM
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In art there is no "best". However it is a fair comment to say this man, Vinnie Colaiuta is currently the world's # 1 drummer. He can and does do it all. From heavy metal sessions, to jazz, Japanese pop to everything else.

In conversation with another drummer to be featured, Dennis Chambers, he told me Vinnie can do everything with one hand everyone else does with two. A particular drummer was mentioned who tried to show Vinnie up. Vinnie went on next and replicated the solo with his right hand and feet only.

Here is is on stage with Australian, Tal Wilkenfeld on bass, with Herbie Hancock.

The actual drummer on this tune was Mike Clark. Whom I will feature at a later date.




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22-02-2016, 03:48 AM
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One of my all time favourite drummers, Terri Lyne Carrington.





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15-03-2016, 05:45 AM
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The great Mel Lewis. Here he is doing what he did best, grooving.

Listen to that touch. It's just sublime.




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