Re: Todd Sucherman here!
I appreciate your kind words. Thanks! I'm mostly self taught (for the exception of my father who taught me since age 2 and being in the junoir high school band since 1st grade on) and I went to Berklee for one year where I studied with Skip Hadden, Ian Froman, and Gary Chaffee. All this information is available in the DVD "Methods and Mechanics" available direct from Altitudedigital.com.
Here's my stock list of drummers that have meant something to me:
Arnold J. Sucherman, Tony Williams, Steve Smith, Vinnie Colaiuta, Simon Phillips, Jack DeJonette, Elvin Jones, Stewart Copeland, Buddy Rich, Manu Katche, Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine, Jerry Marrotta, Jeff Porcaro, Mark Brzezicki, Gavin Harrison, Roy Haynes, Dave Weckl, Steve Michaud, Max Roach, Jo Jones, Philly Jo Jones, Gary Novak, Terry Bozzio, Phil Collins, Chester Thompson, Carlos Vega, Hal Blaine, Al Jackson, Steve Jordan, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell, John Bonham, Dennis Chambers, Omar Hakim, Louie Bellson, Gary Husband, Butch Miles, Danny Seraphine, Larry Mullen Jr., Carter Beauford, Mark Craney, Clyde Stubblefield, Andy Sturmer, Trilok Gurtu, Kenny Aronoff, Ian Froman, Skip Hadden, Gary Chaffee, Ben Farquhar, Andy Russell, Phil Gould, Richie Hayward, Bill Bruford, Pat Mastelotto, Dave Mattacks, Paul Wertico, Denny Siewell, Roger Taylor, Jim Keltner, Larrie Londin, Zack Danziger, Prarie Prince, Baby Dodds, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Lenny White, Narada Michael Walden, Mark Walker, Jim Hines, Mike D'Amico, Matt Walker, Scott Bennett, Thomas Dolby, Carlton Barret, Ben Folds, Rick Allen, Nigel Olsson, Deen Castronovo, Dominic Howard, John Robinson, Yogi Horton, Mel Gaynor, John Panozzo, Neil Peart, Aynsley Dunbar, Cindy Blackman, Clayton Cameron, Alex Acuna, Jojo Mayer, Jim Chapin, Bill Stewart, Art Blakey, Keith Carlock, Kenny Clarke, Will Kennedy, Sonny Payne, Poogie Bell, Al Foster, David Garibaldi, Joe Morello, Jeff Hamilton, Bernard Purdie, Brian Blade, Rick Jaeger, Stan Lynch, Johnny Rabb, Jason Bonham, Ronnie Vanucci, Chad Gilmore, Zak Starkey, Adam Nussbaum, Joel Rosenblatt, Art Taylor, Jimmy Cobb, Danny Gotlieb, Nick Mason, Steve Negus, Jay Bellerose, Bryan Hitt, Levon Helm, Shelly Manne, Charlie Watts, Cliff Almond, and every drummer I've done shows with, drum festivals with, and every drummer I've ever seen or heard!
Cheers from Niagara Falls.....and about to be heading to Kauai!