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Old 09-01-2006, 01:59 AM
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Underrated drummers?


I thought this might be a nice way for some of us to learn about drummers we haven't heard of yet.

What drummers do you think are underrated, or (to borrow the phrase from Downbeat Magazine) "talent deserving wider recognition?" (Let's include not only living drummers, but those who have passed on - we can still check out their recordings, even if they're no longer with us.)

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- Adam Nussbaum. Every time I hear him play, I wonder why he isn't everywhere - what a wonderful jazz drummer.

- the late Don Alias. He got a fair amount of recognition for his wonderful percussion work, but check out his drum set playing, on something like Joni Mitchell's Shadows And Light DVD.

- Ged Lynch. He was in Peter Gabriel's last touring band. Not flashy, but really, really solid, with great energy.

Anybody else want to share their picks?
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Old 09-23-2006, 06:12 PM
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I guess ill take a shot at it...

-Roy Burns- Great big band drummer, he pretty much been as invoved as anyone can be in the drumming world

-Paul Elliott- Played alot with Terry Elliott. Very tasetfull drummer, not flashy even thoght he has the potecial to be. He is probly best known for his drumming with the Shaun Baxter Band.

-Jeff Hamelton- Wonderful jazz drummer, very good with the brushes. Has a way of playing that you can almost feel how relaxed and into the music he is. I could listen to him all day. Played with Lionel Hamelton. Very good.

Thats all I got!
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:54 PM
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Re: Underrated drummers?


Art Blakey
Max Roach
Elvin Jones

Check them out on YouTube.

Their not underrated.
Drum key is right.
I'm miss read this post.

Sorry...

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Old 03-27-2009, 03:45 AM
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Re: Underrated drummers?


There's no way these guys are underrated. They're all legends.
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:29 PM
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Re: Underrated drummers?


Mr. Drum Key is absolutely correct.

I miss read this post and no drummer should have even come up with this idea of putting other drummers down.
Especially when these drummers made money out of their work.
This is an insult.

How many of you drummers made it within this forum through fame and fortune?.

Thanks to these drummers, we got to where are today.

My hats off to Mr. Drum Key for bringing out this point.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:54 AM
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Re: Underrated drummers?


Here's a couple underrated/lesser known rock drummers for ya.
Jerry Gaskill from King's X - the guy is like a human metronome; not flashy but unbelievably solid grooves and fantastic live.
George Hurley from The Minutemen and fIREHOSE - melded punk with funk and put some really technical stuff and nice cymbal work in...
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:50 PM
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Re: Underrated drummers?


Ive always thougt Deen Castronovo is one of the most underrated players out there, and one heck of a nice guy!
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:21 AM
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Re: Underrated drummers?


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Ive always thougt Deen Castronovo is one of the most underrated players out there, and one heck of a nice guy!
I thought I had replied to one of these polls or lists or whatever recently. Anyway here goes. Mike Giles (King Crimson), Michael Walden (Mahavishnu)Yes I know he writes, produces, sings etc, but for sheer energy, Visions of the Emerald Beyond by mahavishnu Orchestra is a must hear. Richard Bailey(session but listen to Jeff beck's Blow by Blow), Australians David Jones(mainly Jazz) and Mark Kennedy (Everything Aussie in the 70's but particularly Ayers Rock), John Weathers(Gentle Giant)blah blah blah. The great thing about this thread is it can help to turn us on tp some great players we may not have heard otherwise. Cheers.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:52 AM
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Michael Walden (Mahavishnu)Yes I know he writes, produces, sings etc, but for sheer energy, Visions of the Emerald Beyond by mahavishnu Orchestra is a must hear.
Let's hear it for Mahavishnu Orchestra! The stuff with Billy Cobham is really good too, although I wouldn't call Cobham underrated since he is so well known.
I am going to see John McLaughlin tonight, I am so stoked! It is Mclaughlin with Chick Corea and the '5 Peace Band', Brian Blade will be on drums. Woohoo!
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:31 AM
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Let's hear it for Mahavishnu Orchestra! The stuff with Billy Cobham is really good too, although I wouldn't call Cobham underrated since he is so well known.
I am going to see John McLaughlin tonight, I am so stoked! It is Mclaughlin with Chick Corea and the '5 Peace Band', Brian Blade will be on drums. Woohoo!
Now there's a name I've not heard in ages. I'm going to the basement (for us old timers ), do you remember that cartoon where that guy pulls on the rope, and at the other end of the frame there's a huge boot. So when he pulls the on the rope, the boot kicks him in the ass.

Man I would have loved to get tickets to see this. John McLaughlin & The Mahavishnu Orchestra , is something else. Reminds me of back in the days of "Ravi Shankar". Havne't seen them since I was a teen.
Thanks for the memories and making fell down at the same time. I envy you for haveing those tickets.
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