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Your Favourite Famous Jazz Drummers....

jb70

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tony williams
elvin jones
jack dejohnette
ed blackwell
paul motian
billy hart
billy higgins
brian blade
bill stewart
jim black
tom rainey
jeff ballard
idris muhammed
adam nussbaum
jeff 'tain watts
 

Carltone

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I like:
Mike Clark
Dennis Chambers
Omar Hakim
Perter Erskine
Alex Cline
Scott Amendola
Steve Gadd
Dave Weckl
Lenny White
Paco Sery
Steve Davis
Zach Danziger
Keith Carlock
Jeff Sipe
Billy Cobham
 

KRosser

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Messages
14,081
Ed Blackwell
Paul Motian
Elvin Jones
Daniel Humair
Brian Blade
Jack DeJohnette
Billy Higgins
 

TaronKeim

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2,930
I have two favorites whose playing and compositions I adore: Brian Blade and Jeff "Tain" Watts. For my taste in Jazz, they're beyond reproach.

However, that said, I believe Paul Motian to be one of the most incredible arrangers, composers and group leaders I've ever heard - but I still haven't been able to get into all the facets of his, considerably deep, approach - i.e. the majority of his playing on Bill McHenry's Roses.

Three other players who I deeply admire and have a strong love for their playing/writing are: Jim Black, David King and Tom Rainey.

Albums featuring beyond stellar playing/composing by the above mentioned drummers:

The Brian Blade Fellowship - Perceptual
David Binney/Edward Simon - Brian Blade on drums - Oceanos

The Branford Marsalis Quartet - Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums - Eternal
Jeff "Tain" Watts - Bar Talk

Paul Motian - Garden of Eden (specifically for his compositions and chosen group/leadership)
The Electric Bebop Band - Paul Motian on drums - Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band

The Bad Plus - David King on drums - Suspicious Activity?

Science Friction - Tom Rainey on drums - Mind Over Matter
David Torn - Tom Rainey on drums - Prezens

AlasNoAxis - Jim Black on drums - AlasNoAxis
yeahNo (Chris Speed) - Jim Black on drums - Swell Henry

_TJK*
 

stevebandworks

Gold Supporting Member
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144
Two favorites not mentioned would be Al Foster, and Johnny Vidacovich. Johnny is way under-recorded but sounds fantastic playing (more or less) straight ahead.
 

KRosser

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14,081
and Johnny Vidacovich. Johnny is way under-recorded but sounds fantastic playing (more or less) straight ahead.
I almost put Johnny on my list - what a wonderful drummer. When I was studying with Bennie Wallace he was playing drums for him along with Masakowski on guitar and Singletin on bass - the NO all-stars....what a great band that was, along with Bennie's gutbucket Dolphy-isms
 

rwe333

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
16,388
Tony Williams
Jon Christensen
Adam Nussbaum
Billy Kilson
Jack Dejohnette
Bill Bruford
Ian Froman
Elvin Jones
Bill Stewart
Terry Clarke
Gary Husband
Lenny White
Joey Heredia
Hamid Drake
etc...
 
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jokerjkny

Member
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9,592
tony
jeff tain watts
ari hoenig
brian blade
jeff hamilton
roy haynes (his grandson is a MOTHEREFFER on drums, too)
philly joe
chick
chris daddy dave

and i cant think of a ton of others
 




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