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Old 10-25-2013, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: Drummers who've inspired your playing

I'm a product of all I've deeply listened to and hence, studied... As a result I'm sure to forget someone but I actually tried to assemble a list.

Top of the house is My Dad - without his passion for the instrument, love for the music and an enormous record collection that filled a large room from floor to ceiling and every wall - absolutely none of this would of happened.

Steve Gadd tops the list of drummers after my Dad, then I move on.

Original New Orleans & Chicago Original Jazz (many also played big band as well)
Barrett Deems
Big Sid Catlett
Cliff Leeman
Cozy Cole
Danny Barcelona
Dave Tough
Gene Krupa
Ray Bauduc
Ray McKinley
Warren "Baby" Dodds
Zutty Singleton

Who became famous for Big Band but also played Small Group
Buddy Rich
Chick Webb
Louie Bellson
Papa Jo Jones
Sam Woodyard
Sonny Greer
Sonny Payne

Traditional Mainstream Jazz (many also did/do Big Band)
Al Foster
Alan Dawson
Art Blakey
Art Taylor
Billy Higgins
Charli Persip
Ed Thigpen
Elvin Jones
Frankie Dunlop
Jack DeJohnette
Jimmy Cobb
Joe Morello
Louis Hayes
Max Roach
Mel Lewis
Paul Motian
Philly Joe Jones
Roy Haynes
Tony Williams

More Modern Day Guys
Ari Hoenig
Bill Stewart
Brian Blade
Danny Gottlieb
Dave Weckl
David Garibaldi
Harvey Mason
Herlin Riley
Jeff Hamilton
Jeff Porcaro
Jeff Tain Watts
Joe La Barbera
Joey Baron
John Robinson
Louis Nash
Mike Clark
Stanton Moore
Steve Smith
Vinnie Colauita

As educators
John Riley
Jim Blackley
All my own personal teachers

Many of the people that contribute here as well.

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