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drumfiend 10-30-2005 02:12 AM

Jean-Paul Gaster
 
Anyone like the guy. Just saw him tearing it up at Alley Katz in Richmond, Va. I've seen Clutch about 20 times but this show was by far the best! I was right above him and stayed there both sets. If you've heard him play you know what I mean. I wish he had something up here!

Doom 10-30-2005 10:49 AM

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JP is definately one of my favourite drummers around. He seems a really cool guy and hes really good live too. I think he downsized his bass drum recently but I'm not sure.

TopCat 12-07-2006 12:46 AM

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Just getting into clutch, love JP. Monster drummer.

franklinj 12-07-2006 02:50 AM

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Oh God, JPG. What a beastly, amazing player. I swear, the hands and soul of Bonham were transferred into an overweight manly man now known as Jean Paul Gaster.

groovydrummer616 12-07-2006 03:29 AM

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he is definately one of my favorite drummers! he is a big influence in my drumming. i love clutch to death also

TopCat 12-07-2006 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by franklinj (Post 247460)
Oh God, JPG. What a beastly, amazing player. I swear, the hands and soul of Bonham were transferred into an overweight manly man now known as Jean Paul Gaster.

I agree, can definately hear the bonzo in him.

Mapex589 12-07-2006 10:05 PM

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I think Jean-Paul Gasters playing is awesome. He is a modern day Bonham no doubt. Clutch kicks ass. Now that is what rock should sound like!!

franklinj 12-08-2006 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Mapex589 (Post 247727)
I think Jean-Paul Gasters playing is awesome. He is a modern day Bonham no doubt. Clutch kicks ass. Now that is what rock should sound like!!


Agreed. Have you seen them live? A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

Ozzy Biz 12-09-2007 12:12 PM

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For a player of his calibre from a band as good as Clutch, JP Gaster really deserves a lot more posts in his thread. His drum sounds are some of the best going around I reckon.
Hopefully he can get a little more awareness in the drumming community.
Go buy a Clutch CD, "Robot Hive/Exodus" is probably a good one to start with if you're unfamiliar with them.

Doom 12-11-2007 06:13 PM

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I saw Clutch playing with Stinkin Lizaveta and Corrosion Of Conformity a while back. The drummer from the other bands stood and watched JPs set and as he came off toward them bowed to him.
I dont know who the COC drummer was (it wasnt Stanton Moore) but the drummer from Stinkin Lizaveta was great. Cool to see them appreciating each other.

the gayge 12-13-2007 12:34 AM

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Probably the only modern heir to the Bonham throne. He's phenomenal. One of the recent singles from the newest record called "Electric Worry" has a monster shuffle about midway through.
What a groove that guy has.

john burdine 12-24-2007 07:06 AM

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JP is a great drummer, Clutch rules. this band should be way more popular and succesful then they are. they get little to no support from fm radio, its a crime.

fourstringdrums 12-24-2007 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by john burdine (Post 391384)
JP is a great drummer, Clutch rules. this band should be way more popular and succesful then they are. they get little to no support from fm radio, its a crime.

I think you underestimate how popular clutch is. For the fact that they get no radio support they have HUGE fanbase. They play to make music, for their fans, and to do things on their own terms. They're as popular and as successful as they want to be. If they were signed to a major label and had as much exposure as other bands, it would change what their music stands for and THAT would be a crime.

hdm883 03-30-2008 09:57 PM

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only just joined this forum and was searching through to see if there was anything on JP,i love clutch, ive got most of their albums and i really respect JP's playing, ive seen them live a few times now and each time they've been excellent and i get home thinking how i wish i was in a band that good and must try to get my own playing as tasteful and groovy as JP'S

zambizzi 04-18-2008 12:34 AM

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My guitar player turned me onto Clutch last year....and I've been listening to them more and more lately....just excellent drumming on those albums. I missed my chance to see 'em live a couple months ago but that won't happen again.

Does anyone happen to have a transcription of the drum solo at the end of Electric Worry? I'd like to take it apart and learn it, it's a great solo - not too over the top, not too long...and slick as hell.

Shogun_warrior32 05-25-2008 07:48 PM

Jean Paul Gaster of Clutch
 
I've been a huge clutch fan for the past 10 or so years and finally got the opportunity to see them last night. What an experience. Jean Paul Gaster was more than inspiring to me..not just by his spot on playing and jazz influenced chops but also his on going desire to just play..these guys tour constantly and unlike most drummers in bands that tour this much, staying back stage partying up until 10 minutes before they go on.. Gaster had a little practice pad set up on the side of the stage behind the wall of speakers facing the stage..from the minute the first opening band started to play, Gaster was on his practice pad facing the band warming up on his pad nonstop til the band was done..the same with the second opening band..also with his eyes glued on both drummers in a very observant and respectful manner.. it was very apparent his complete love for the drums.. especially when he played..I've never seen anyone play with such feeling and emotion.Treat yourself to some awesome drumming. Go see Clutch.

Doom 05-26-2008 10:19 AM

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He's definately worth seeing. I saw Clutch play with Stinkin Lizaveta and Corrosion Of Conformity and when Clutch were on both the other drummers stood at the side to watch and when he came off they applauded him and bowed in the "we are not worthy" way.

Great, great drummer.

TheIronCobr4 06-26-2008 10:40 PM

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Phenomenal drummer. I'm a big Clutch fan and this guy is a big influence on drumming. His work is very smooth and very powerful. Love the big sizes and cymbals.

I found a pretty slick drum solo of his on youtube. Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYzcPWVRPWo

HH60Gunner 07-14-2008 05:10 PM

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One of my favorite drummers of all time. Then again I've been listening to clutch for about 10 years now and just plain love the band. I've seen them live about 10 times, and on a few occasions had the pleasure of watching JP on some kick ass solo's during these concerts.

TenPastTen 07-14-2008 05:26 PM

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My first experience with Clutch came with the Pure Rock Fury album and I fell in love with this band. The band seems to bridge a gap between retro/classic rock and new rock. I find this band to have a few similarities to tool (one of my favorites and yours). Very provocative lyrics, powerful and infectious grooves, cult following (despite rather low profile) oh and witchdoctors behind the drums. I find the parallels remarkable considering how different their music is.

Jean-Paul is a murderer on those drums. I love the minimalist approach to a maximized sound. I find his tempo and chops are more impressive now that I've determined his hands are made of "led."

Jim Penebaker 08-10-2008 03:30 AM

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Agreed. He should have a page here. I don't have any of Clutch's CDs but what I've heard on the radio is excellent. A great example of a modern rock drummer that pays heavy attention to the groove.

crdirtRider856 08-10-2008 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim Penebaker (Post 468072)
Agreed. He should have a page here. I don't have any of Clutch's CDs but what I've heard on the radio is excellent. A great example of a modern rock drummer that pays heavy attention to the groove.

Agreed as well... BUT! You should just go out right now and get some Clutch. You will not be dissapointed! If I may, I would suggest the albums- "Clutch" and everything after that...LOL And see 'em live when you can. Worth every cent....

Jim Penebaker 08-10-2008 09:20 AM

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Alright I'll check it out.

zambizzi 07-27-2009 04:59 PM

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Gonna go watch JP tear his drums a new one tonight...Clutch is in town!

zambizzi 07-29-2009 06:17 PM

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That was my first Clutch show...and...

It was quite possibly some of the baddest $@#% I've ever seen and heard. That's the best live rock show I've ever seen...hands down.

SuperChief 02-01-2010 01:48 AM

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Jean-Paul is the main influence for my recent inspiration to start playing a drumkit again.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBx4sen_TUo

Jean-Paul's Gretsch kit at Mr. Small's in Pittsburgh on 03/20/2008
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...8_354790_n.jpg

PureFunkFury 04-05-2010 09:37 PM

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I just saw this monster of a drummer Saturday night. It's absolutely amazing how he can play so consistently well. All of his drum solos are original and always mind blowing. He's my all-time favorite drummer for sure.

Stinky Pete 06-21-2010 03:25 AM

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The greatest non-rock rock drummer since Ginger Baker.

Crazy8s 06-21-2010 03:30 AM

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Clutch KICKS ASS!!!!!! He plays so twisty and powerfully! AMAZING drummer!

OrangeAgent27 03-08-2011 02:56 PM

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Absolutely love this guy. Swing, feel, groove and power all mixed into one powerhouse of a drummer. He actually lives in the county above mine, out in the sticks. Which makes me love him all the more. He's kinda like Grizzley Adams, if he was drummer.

FL Drummer 05-02-2011 05:00 PM

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I recently stumbled across clutch by listening to satellite radio, how have i never heard of this band? What rock have I been under? JP has some great chops! I've just bought 2 of their albums and love them both. JP has that sound that seems to be missing from a lot of rock drummers these days, big powerful sound and he grooves, shuffles, you can feel the blues bleeding through the groove. I love it!

OrangeAgent27 05-02-2011 10:14 PM

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Absolutely! What albums did you buy, by the way?

FL Drummer 05-02-2011 10:37 PM

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Blast Tyrant and From Beale Street to Oblivion. Ive found some new material to dissect!

OrangeAgent27 05-03-2011 12:57 AM

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Haha, well enjoy my friend! I can't get enough of the guy myself. His groove and feel is pure unadulterated bliss.

RealDrummer 08-01-2011 04:51 AM

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The guy is a major talent and still humble. Here is a photo of him with his Gretsch and Meinl outfit:

FL Drummer 08-01-2011 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by RealDrummer (Post 873106)
The guy is a major talent and still humble. Here is a photo of him with his Gretsch and Meinl outfit:

I've been stuck on Clutch, great band! JP rocks, good pic!

RealDrummer 06-21-2012 06:02 AM

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For any JP Gaster fans out there, check out the King Hobo CD. JP is in top form with some non-Clutch players.

I like JP's playing on the "El Rojo" CD with his clutch-mates under the name, The Bakerton Group.

Phills 06-21-2012 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by drumfiend (Post 36379)
Anyone like the guy. Just saw him tearing it up at Alley Katz in Richmond, Va. I've seen Clutch about 20 times but this show was by far the best! I was right above him and stayed there both sets. If you've heard him play you know what I mean. I wish he had something up here!

Yes, I like his playing. Great feel, groove and sound. Listen to it a lot lately.

Dr_Watso 02-23-2013 07:46 PM

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This showed up in my utube list this morning.

http://youtu.be/3sdQ7qBiUyU

Awesome!

Mad About Drums 02-23-2013 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr_Watso (Post 1112754)
This showed up in my utube list this morning.

http://youtu.be/3sdQ7qBiUyU

Awesome!

Indeed, I loved it :)

Hell, I'm going to do a sausage sandwich right now...


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