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Which Legendary Drummer would You Like to Jam with?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Rumble Thunder, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. LordRyan


    Dec 9, 2012
    Danny Seraphine
  2. gepettus


    Sep 17, 2011
    Vinnie Colaiuta
    Stewart Copeland
    Zach Hill
    Bill Bruford
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  3. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    Charlie Watts
  4. Skullheadrac


    Jun 13, 2018
    So Cal
    Easy one for me. Only one person comes to mind.

    Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
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  5. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Style Scott (if he was still alive)
    Carlton Barrett (if he still was alive)
    Sly Dunbar
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  6. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Any good drummer will do.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  7. brlottermann


    May 14, 2011
    Boston, MA
    James Gadson would be amazing to jam with
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  8. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    The question makes me think of two possible scenarios, and my answer depends on which scenario transpires:

    - Does "jam(ming) with" a legendary drummer mean they're going to do what it is they do (and/or have done) and I get to play along? Not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that...but if that's the case then my answer would include Steve Gadd, Al Foster, John Robinson, Simon Phillips, Don Brewer, Omar Hakim, and John Bonham. They're guys who have such a great feel that it'd be worth playing with them just to be able to climb aboard and go for a ride.
    - But if "jam(ming) with" a legendary drummer means they're actually going to listen to what's happening and create a musical dialog, spontaneously extemporize to invent some new music, then I want guys like Gerry Hemingway, Joey Baron, Gino Robair, Bill Bruford, Trilok Gurtu, David Moss, Gene Lake, and Terry Bozzio...guys who are sensitive musicians that just happen to play the drums, who approach their instruments compositionally, and who are more than capable of both provoking/inspiring their bandmates and being provoked/inspired by their bandmates. The fact that they all also happen to have a great feel makes me think I might lean towards the second list more.
  9. stingray78

    stingray78 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2012
    Bernard Purdie, Dennis Chambers, John Robinson and many more.
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  10. David “Frankie” Toler from the Allman Brothers band
    second would be David Garibaldi from TOP
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  11. Gary Husband! (Level 42)
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  12. thetaxmiser

    thetaxmiser Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2002
    Sonoma County, CA, USA
    Maybe Dannie Richmond (Charles Mingus band). Loved the way he could propel a song but not seem overbearing.
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  13. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Pick Withers
    Stu Copland
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  14. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    as much as I would want to play with peart

    I couldn't hang and he would kill me


    stan lynch
    phil rudd
    bill ward

    I could play with those guys for a long while and be happy
  15. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    I get to play with a lot of really great drummers that...I can relate to, and that will work with me on coordinating our parts.

    I just can't see that happening with Buddy Rich.

    Anyone without an ego problem I'd be happy to play with.
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  16. Haroldo

    Haroldo Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    North Shore, MA
    Clyde Stubblefield (RIP)
    Tony Williams (RIP)
    John French a/k/a Drumbo
    Zigaboo Modeliste
    Elvin Jones (RIP)

    P.S. I was glad to see Fred Below mentioned a number of times. I recall it being written about him that he was "the secret architect of rock 'n' roll."
  17. Edgar


    Nov 4, 2000
    Montreal, QC, CA
    Crap, I forgot to mention Joey Baron (love his work with Naked City)! :)
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  18. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    Bernard Purdie
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  19. mojomike001

    mojomike001 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    Interesting choices. I have hung out and jammed with Mark Stutso. What a voice!
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  20. Canadian APII

    Canadian APII Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    Ottawa Ontario
    An I Mal.
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