Favorite Rythym Section

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Funkster, Jul 13, 2000.

  1. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Hi guys just wanted to know if any of you have a favorite rythym section bass & drum duo. Reason being I was listening to Livin Color's Vivid and Muzz Skillings and William Calhoun are locked in at the hip they are one of the tightest units ever, does anybody know what Muzz is doing now?
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    A very partial list of favorites-

    Jamerson & Benny Benjamin
    Rocco Prestia & David Garibaldi
    Jaco & Peter Erskine
    Bootsy & Clyde Stubblefield
    George Porter & Zigaboo Modeliste
    Paul Jackson & Mike Clark(super funky!)
    Will Lee & Steve Gadd
    Chuck Rainey & Jeff Porcaro

    Gary Willis & Dennis Chambers
    Anthony Jackson & Dennis Chambers
    Alain Caron & ...yep, Dennis Chambers

    ...some "Latin" guys
    Andy Gonzalez & Steve Berrios
    Andy Gonzalez & Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez
    Lincoln Goines & Robbie Ammeen
    Eddie Gomez & Steve Gadd

    ...couple fill in the "blanks"-
    ____________ & Tony Williams
    ____________ & Elvin Jones

    ...some "local" guys-
    Oteil Burbridge & Billy Drummond
    Keith Horne & Carter Beauford

    ...couple of my very current favorites-
    Dave Holland & Billy Kilson
    William Parker & Hamid Drake
  3. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Well, I don't have as impressive a list as JimK, but here goes:
    Tony Levin and Bill Bruford
    Tony Franklin and Chris Slade
    Bill Church (?) and Denny Carmassi
    the guys from Powerman 5000 (hey, any bass player who used to play funk drums is ok with me)
    John Paul Jones and John Bonham
    Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker
    Jack Bruce and Tony Williams
    Jack Bruce and Jim Marshall....you get the idea!
    Roger Glover and Ian Paice
  4. markj


    May 27, 2000
    .......for now


    .....ill be back with more....
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Didn't Bill Church & Denny Carmassi play in Ronnie Montrose's first band(Montrose)? Wasn't Sammy Hagar the vocalist in that band, too?

    ...one more-
    Robbie Shakespeare & Sly Dunbar
  6. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Give that man (JimK) a kewpie doll!
  7. pedro


    Apr 5, 2000
    Madison, WI.
    >Jamerson & Benny Benjamin
    Rocco Prestia & David Garibaldi
    Jaco & Peter Erskine
    Bootsy & Clyde Stubblefield

    Ditto for me JimK. You took the words right out of my mouth. I will add ~

    Jerry Jemmott and Bernard Purdie
    Jack Bruce and anybody
  8. D.J


    Jan 31, 2000
    I think best ROCK rhytm section is (in no order):John Paul Jones-John Bonham,John Deacon-Roger Taylor,John Entwistle-Keith Moon.Bye!
  9. Seems like we did this topic just about a month ago, but what the heck. [​IMG]

    Paul Chambers, Philly Jo Jones, Red Garland (jazz rythym sections often include the pianist)
    Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Bill Evans
    Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen, Oscar Peterson
    Victor Gaskin, Roy McCurdy, Joe Zawinul
    Eugene Wright, Joe Morello
    John Patitucci, Dave Weckel
    Ron Carter, Tony Williams
    Roscoe Beck, Tom Brechtlein
    Tommy Shannon, Chris "Whipper" Layton
    Duck Dunn, Al Jackson Jr.


  10. p-nut is one of my favorites- but put him together with chad sexton and you have modern rock's best rhythm section, for my money.

    we hope you are ok.
  11. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Well, they seem all about covered, but here are two I like:

    Carol Kaye and Hal Blaine (Beach Boys)
    Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce (The Smiths)

    I'm not a genius. I'm just a hard working guy.

  12. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    A few more:

    Sting & Stewart Copeland
    Sting & Manu Katche
    Sting & Vinnie Colaiuta

    Say what you will about Sting; the man knows how to pick a drummer.
  13. well i noticed many duo's that i haven't even heard of. mine would be
    Tom Hamilton & Joey Kramer
    Jason Newsted & Lars Ulrich
    sorry, i can't think of any more.

    sitting on a castle, on the floor with Ezmeralda, waiting for the geezer, captain crunch to come around. felling suicidal 'cos of certain situations, hanging from the stairs too long, i think i'm coming down....it's time to CRASH!!!
  14. Licketysplit


    Mar 15, 2000
    P P H H I S H H
    P H H I S H H

    PHISH: Mike Gordan, Jon Fishman, Paige McConelly, and Tre Anastasio.

    Listen to the jam on any recording from any album live or studio and you'll see how tight they are. Anyone could be playing lead or ryhthm.

    Also; Stephan Lessard and Carter Beuford
  15. the Qintar

    the Qintar

    Jul 24, 2000
    dudes those are some lame responses, sorry, anyway i gotta tell you, if you want to hear a real rythm section, you gotta check out the minutemn, george hurley (drums) and mike watt (bass) are freakin amazing, they outdo anybody on any day, check out the minutemens double nickels on the dime to hear some sweet drum and bass combos, i also gotta credit husker du, the meat puppets (those kirkwoods are amazing) also take a check at the bad brains, hey, did everybody forget about pushmonkey, though relatively new they kick some real butt
  16. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...yeah, you know what-
    I'd like to recant my choices; they are pretty lame.
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Nathan East and Harvey Mason?
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    And if anyone mentions that lame a$$ Jamerson again... I'll scream [​IMG]
  20. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Munjibunga:
    Nathan East and Harvey Mason?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    How about Paul Jackson and Harvey Mason
    Louis Johnson and Harvey Mason
    Will Lee and Harvey Mason
    Anthony Jackson and Harvey Mason
    Anthony Jackson and Steve Gadd
    Anthony Jackson and Steve Ferrone
    Anthony Jackson and Dave Weckl

    BTW can you imagine being a teenager and playing with Dave Garibaldi or Clyde Stubblefield?