Chopin Polonaises (Maurizio Pollini, piano)
Topsy (Original Count Basie band)
Back in Your Own Backyard (Billie Holiday)
Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Count Basie at Newport, with Lester Young on tenor, Jo Jones on drums)
Sent For You Yesterday and Here You Come Today (same as above, w/Jimmy Rushing, vocals)
Free Falling (Tom Petty)
I've been drumming for over 50 years, still gigging, still practicing 2-4 hours daily. What I listen to often has no bearing on what I'm playing with my band. Nor do I necessarily listen for the drumming. Lester Young had the most beautiful sense of phrasing I ever heard. Billie Holiday, too. Jo Jones just playing his hi hat with that original Basie rhythm section...Father Time. Chopin gets to my heart. And I dig that Tom Petty song.
Sometimes I learn more about drumming when I don't listen for it.