Who are your 5 fav drummers?

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My taste in drumming changes all the time. But in terms of enduring influences...

Jim Keltner
Paul & Ringo
Art Blakey
Tony Williams
Jay Bellerose
I forgot Levon Helm.

This is impossible...
 

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1. Steve Gadd
2. Dave Weckl
3. Elvin Jones
4. Nathaniel Townsley
5. Bonham

honorable mention to Carter McLean, Benny Grebb, Keith Carlock
 

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Naturally, I like all the renown greats that everyone's mentioned.

The 3 that are currently on my radar:

Dave DiCenso
Yoni Madar
Steve Pruitt (wicked-skilled phenom from Oklahoma)
 

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Naturally, I like all the renown greats that everyone's mentioned.

The 3 that are currently on my radar:

Dave DiCenso
Yoni Madar
Steve Pruitt (wicked-skilled phenom from Oklahoma)

I was playing a lot of original rock in Boston back the late 80's/early 90's and Dave DiCenso was was one my favorite players on the scene. His band was called Trash Broadway I think and his family owns a great little drum shop south of Boston. He might've been a little overlooked then because Mike Mangini was also out there at the time. Though I ended up studying with Mangini, I was actually into DiCenso's playing a little more - less math involved...Anyway, pleasantly surprised to see his name mentioned...
 
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Buddy Rich
Steve Smith
Joel Rosenblatt
Sonny Emory
Dave Weckl
 

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Well for me it’s quite difficult, I’m changing my Mind a lot, but I’m agree with many of you:
Copeland
Peart
Bonham
Porcaro

All of them are incredible but I also think that today we have a brilliant new generation and they are absolutely incredible like Tony Royster Jr, Benny Greb and the girls like Anika Nilles,


Regards
 

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Carter Beauford
Alex Gonzales
Ronnie Vannucci
Chad Smith
Carter McLean
 

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Bill Bruford
Tony Williams
Shawn Pelton
Steve Gadd
Ringo
 

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I think this demonstrates that it's impossible to come up with 5 favorite drummers. For me, at least. Even if you said 20, I'd be hard-pressed to say they're my "favorite" 20 drummers. And I think that's a good thing. Listen to as many different drummers as you can.
 

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Tony Williams
Zigaboo
Bill Stewart
Brian Blades
And that Hawkins guy from Muscle Shoals
 

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Papa Jo Jones
Earl Palmer
Tony Williams
Jim Keltner
Fred Below
oh and
Roger Hawkins
Levon Helm
 

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Oh jeeze, too many to be able to properly narrow down a list, I am horrible at favorites in genreal, no food, no movie, no song, no band...

But one thing is for sure, Brian Blade is my favorite drummer by a very large margin. The musicality of his playing, his enthusiasm, the breadth of his impact on jazz and popular music, his humility and lack of commercialism have been inspiring me for my my entire drumming life.
 

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