Great Drummers Of All Time, I want your opinion on this so please comment below and click the social buttons on this page.
If you are like me, a drummer, or maybe your not a drummer, we all have our favorite players. I have played officially since I was 8 years old, am now 53 and have hot pots and pans since I was crawling-lol.
But is there really and truly a list of Great Drummers Of All Time?
I want you to post your opinions on who the best drummers are, put links to their youtube videos, or websites. I want all of us great drummers to be connected and this is the meeting place.
Whether you are a drummer or not you may be like me and spend time on you tube watching some of the Great Drummers Of All Time, and once in a while you stumble on some player that just blows your mind.
It can be just some person in some city or town anywhere in the world that can kick some “axx” on the drums.
It really doesn’t need to be one of the well known Great Drummers Of All Time.
Even the simplest beat, played with the right groove can make you get that feeling when playing like, “this sounds good”. That’s what we play for, right?
Here are a few of my Great Drummers Of All Time List:
Jim Chapin, Dave Weckl, Neil Peart, Bernard Purdie,Karen Carpenter, Mark Kelso, Enzo Tedesco, and John Guerin,Steve White, Jeff Porcaro, Adam Deitzch, Graham Lear, Phil Collins, Nick Mason, Stewert Copeland, Steve Smith, Mike Shrieve, Al Foster, Joe Morello, Gary Novak, Stanton Moore, Jack DeJohnette, Casey Scheurell, Zoro, Ringo.
Vinnie Colaiuta, Billy Cobham, Louie Belson, Mark Craney (his work on Brother To Brother by Gino Vannelli is one of a kind), Mike Chrimes ( local player),David Garibaldi, Emmanuelle Caplette, Russ Mckinnon,Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, John Bonham, Steve Gadd, Travis Barker ( I met him in an airport where I worked, a real cool/nice guy), Mark Rogers (A good friend who is from Niagara Falls, Canada just makes me want to go home and pracice and my favorite player- he always pushes himself to the limit and blows people and drummers away with his energetic solos; see this-I love the crowds reaction.Mark Rogers Drum Solo. Mark, thanks for the inspiration! Live and up close is even more amazing. Another solid player that’s been around my area for some 40 years and still grooving is Ted Reinhardt original member of Gamalon- awesome fusion group.
My all time favorite is my teacher Louie Marino from Buffalo, NY.Louie took my playing from a wall I had hit to leves I never knew I could master. He played with Chic Corea before we knew who Chic was, and with the Dorsey Brothers. He would solo in his teaching studio ala Buddy Rich and I would just stand in amazement. Louie you are the best!
As you can see I have a pretty mixed liking of music and drumming styles and who I feel are Great Drummers Of All Time. I grew up when jazz was still very popular with many local live shows and even I met Buddy Rich once. All of us drummers sat behind the band to watch Buddy up close at a gig in Niagara Falls, NY. When we saw him eating a hot dog at his bus we ran over and just stood there in silent admiration with him; it was just a moment to take in. I also like funk drumming a lot as it has a way of playing that isn’t so obvious. It’s all about the notes we don’t play sometimes.
I hope this post is a start of much sharing of links and information.
I’d love to see your opinions of who are the great drummers of all time and please DO post links of you, your band, anything that can share our love of drums and music.
My feeling is we are all part of the Great Drummers Of All Time.