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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Rumble Thunder, Jul 10, 2018.
Easy one for me. Only one person comes to mind.
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor
Style Scott (if he was still alive)
Carlton Barrett (if he still was alive)
Any good drummer will do.
James Gadson would be amazing to jam with
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.
Bernard Purdie, Dennis Chambers, John Robinson and many more.
David “Frankie” Toler from the Allman Brothers band
second would be David Garibaldi from TOP
Gary Husband! (Level 42)
Maybe Dannie Richmond (Charles Mingus band). Loved the way he could propel a song but not seem overbearing.
as much as I would want to play with peart
I couldn't hang and he would kill me
I could play with those guys for a long while and be happy
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.
Clyde Stubblefield (RIP)
Tony Williams (RIP)
John French a/k/a Drumbo
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."
Crap, I forgot to mention Joey Baron (love his work with Naked City)!
Interesting choices. I have hung out and jammed with Mark Stutso. What a voice!
An I Mal.