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KCJazz

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Louie Bellson

Buddy Rich
Joe Morello
Art Blakey
Gene Krupa
Chick Webb
Philly Jo Jones

After Bellson, the rest are all in the same group. Bellson had inhuman chops and musicality but to be fair to all, they are in in the Master Class and the loss of any one is a major loss for jazz.
I recall reading that Webb "could work up a roll with his right foot".
 

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Also, I've been on a bit of a Roy Haynes kick lately, and discovered this album last night - just love the drums on this. I can see why they call Mr. Haynes "Snap Crackle and Pop". Also can't go wrong with anything Dave Holland plays bass on.
I remember it as that he was called "Snap Crackle", no "pop".
 
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Vic Berton is a guy I wasn’t aware of until recently although I feel I must have heard him previously without knowing it. He is an important link between silent film, vaudeville, musical theatre and early jazz. On this tune note the cymbal solo near the end.
 
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Who are your favorite jazz drummers?
List as many as you like, as you always do.
Me first:
Kenny Clarke
Louie Bellson
Ed Shaughnessy
Joe Morello

If you can, provide a list of newer drummers as well. Say, from the last 20 years. I'm always up for finding new talent.
Louie Bellson
Steve Gadd
Lenny White
Joe Morello
Bill Stewart
Tony Williams
Buddy Rich
Peter Erskine
Billy Cobham
Jack Dejohnette
Dave Weckl
Jeff Watts
Dennis Chambers
Steve Smith
Danny Seraphine
 

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So many…everyone from Baby Dodds to Brian Blade. Also because I am from there a lot of European players.
 

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I like Philly Joe Jones, particularly on all the Miles Davis “in’” albums…
….Cookin’…Relaxin’…Workin’…Steamin’…

And the yet to be released Textin’….

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No particular order.

Louie Bellson
Dave Weckle
Steve Smith
Vinnie Colaiuta
Ed Shaunassey
Steve Gadd
Peter Erskine
Danny Gotlieb
Jack DeJohnette
Tony Williams
Marvin Smitty Smith
Alphonse Mouzon
 

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Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Peter Erskine, Dave Garibaldi, Cindy Blackman, and Steve Gadd
 

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Old - Tony W., Elvin J., Art B, Max R., Papa J.J., Philly J.J., Jack DeJ., Jimmy C.

New - E. Harland, B. Stewart, B. Blade, M. Giuliana, M. Gilmore.
 

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These aren't in any sort of order.
If I had to pick one, it'd be Jack DeJohnette for me, hands down.

Younger cats:
Brian Blade
Dana Hall
Dave King
Eric Harland

My originals:
Elvin Jones
Tony Williams
Max Roach
Roy Haynes
Jack DeJohnette
Billy Higgins
Billy Cobham
Joe Morello

In-betweeners:
Peter Erskine
Vinnie Colaiuta
Steve Smith
Steve Gadd
Dave Weckl
 

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Who are your favorite jazz drummers?
List as many as you like, as you always do.
Me first:
Kenny Clarke
Louie Bellson
Ed Shaughnessy
Joe Morello

If you can, provide a list of newer drummers as well. Say, from the last 20 years. I'm always up for finding new talent.
I'm not sure about new talents but my favorite will always be Brian Blade.
 

Jazz Drummer

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Gene Krupa
Joe Morello
Shelly Manne
Grady Tate
Connie Kay
Jim Chapin
Peter Erskine
Louie Bellson

and totally underrated French Christian Garros who influenced me most even before I started playing in 1975. For me one of the most musical players of all time with an incredible drum sound (ASBA). Here is an awesome solo:


And a drum battle starting at 04:27
 

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Art Blakey
Mel Lewis
Tony Williams
Peter Erskine
Elvin Jones
Joe Morello
 

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I’ve been listening and getting into jazz for a couple of years now .
This is going to sound horrible , but I can’t tell who is who …..
They all sound very similar to me ….
Keep listening! Eventually you will be able to recognize the great jazz drummers by their ride pattern, their fills and other attributes of their unique style.
 

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Wow... Four pages of posts and not one mention of Antonio Sanchez so far. Phenomenal player.
 

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Who are your favorite jazz drummers?
List as many as you like, as you always do.
Me first:
Kenny Clarke
Louie Bellson
Ed Shaughnessy
Joe Morello

If you can, provide a list of newer drummers as well. Say, from the last 20 years. I'm always up for finding new talent.
My top 10 fluctuates and changes, but here are my choices, and why:
Tony Williams - he could do anything
Jo Jones - most accomplished soloist
Ari Hoenig - inventive, and a master tuner of the drums
Art Blakey - Mr. Press Roll
Eric Harland - versatile with a deft touch
Max Roach - could make complex figures sound easy, and created melodies in his solos
Steve Gadd - lays down the groove and then tweaks it
David Garibaldi - Who knew his funk patterns were so difficult to emulate?
Jimmy Cobb - the definitive jazz drummer
Brian Blade - knows exactly when to lead and when to follow. Good songwriter, too.
 


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