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Old 10-31-2006, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Steve Smith

Originally Posted by michael drums
Hey Linear. I couldn't agree more with that. It IS a shame! I love Steve Smith. He's really advanced from a great rock drummer to, what you say, a true drumming technician. Thanks for pointing this out. Play On!

Steve Smith has always been a Jazz drummer, rock was not his starting point. He turned down a touring gig with Freddie Hubbard in order to join Montrose. He wanted to develop some experience playing rock which led to the Journey gig.
Max Roach did it, Elvin Jones did it, but Roy Haynes didit and didit and didit.
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