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Old 05-05-2011, 11:55 PM
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I gotta go with Andy McKee
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:27 AM
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Near enough all my favourite musicians are non-drummers. I can't say who is - it changes monthly or even daily. Today I was listening to McCoy Tyner and that was great, last week I was listening to Tetuzi Akiyama. Impossible to decide.

I don't like Andy McKee much.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:39 AM
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There's so many it hardly seems fair to pick one...or two for that matter. But considering you asked, Jimmy Page and Keith Richards are the two guys that I'd sell my soul to jam with. And if I could jam with them both at the same time, then I wouldn't bother trying to steal it back.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:45 AM
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John Martyn

He is a hugely, hugely under rated guitarist in my opinion, and phenominal writer, singer and lovely chap too. If you haven't heard of him or ever listened to any of his work, I urge you to, you won't be dissapointed :) May he rest in peace.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:32 AM
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Toss up between Devin Townsend, Mikael Akerfeldt and Steven Wilson. All of them are mad geniuses and Mike's friends with the other two I believe...
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:56 AM
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Tossup between Miles Davis and John Coltrane...probably Miles.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:05 AM
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:14 AM
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It would be either Justin Hayward singer/songwriter/guitarist or Greg Lake singer/bass player/songwriter.

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Old 05-06-2011, 04:20 AM
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It varies, even within the same instrument.

A revolving list of favorites would probably include Duke Robillard, Oscar Peterson, BB King, Thelonious Monk, Paul Rodgers, Ed Roland, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Diana Krall, Jimmy Page, Sammy Hagar, Billy Sheehan, Brian Setzer, Gene Harris, Miles Davis, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and if you saw my post on the "most embarassing favorite musician" thread, Neil Diamond, to name a few.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:17 AM
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For now, it'll be Tom Waits.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:18 AM
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Miles Davis, Joe Satrini, Eric Clapton, and of course Herbie Hancock are my favorites.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:08 PM
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Mr Ian Curtis

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Old 05-06-2011, 12:28 PM
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Don't think I have a single fave ...
Jimi
Freddie
Miles
Jeff Beck
Jaco
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McCartney and Lennon (as a team)
David Gilmour
Ian Anderson
John Cale

... all capable of musical magic.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:11 PM
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Many favourite:

Ritchie Blackmore
Jimmy Page
Tony Iommi
Brian May
Rob Halford
Bon Scott
Ian Gillan
Freddie Mercury
Jon Lord
Steve Harris
Joe Strummer
Geddy Lee
Edward Van Halen
W. Axl Rose

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Old 05-06-2011, 04:21 PM
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Frank Zappa...actually I'm not sure if he counts, he was a drummer before he took up guitar idk...if FZ doesn't count then its Herbie Hancock.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:43 PM
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Paul McCartney
Jeff Lynne
Tom Scholtz
Tom Petty
Paul Rodgers
Lindsey Buckingham
Michael W. Smith
Michael Sweet
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:54 PM
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Does Dave Grohl count? haha
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:46 AM
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Frank Zappa...actually I'm not sure if he counts, he was a drummer before he took up guitar idk...
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I'm gonna say Zappa counts, because his drumming doesn't hold a candle to his guitar playing. Otherwise, I'd say Les Claypool for the same reason (he plays the drums as well, but his bass skills are almost unmatched IMO.)
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:12 AM
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Miles Davis. But Thom Yorke, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Mos Def are up there.
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Jimmy Smith...Jazz Organist
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:48 PM
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here's my new favorite haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaoLU6zKaws
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:55 PM
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Jeff Beck
Jeff Lynne
Elton John
Billy Joel
George Harrison
Chrissie Hynde...

Too many to list
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:03 PM
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Victor Wooten is first off the top of my head but if i take some time i'll probably think of an even better choice.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:44 PM
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When we had the organist on our television show we used to cover a lot of Jimmy Smith.

The first song on this TV clip from two weeks ago, is a cover on Chicken Shack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSs7qz9Z7s0
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:45 AM
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Right now Avishai Cohen or John Scofield
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:12 AM
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Ray Manzarek (The Doors) who played bass-line notes on a keyboard bass.
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Today it's John Paul Jones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLU08nOtUkc

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Old 05-13-2011, 11:23 PM
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Josh Homme, Dave Grohl (I know he's a drummer, but he's a great guitarist and singer too :P), Mikael Akerfeldt, Maynard James Keenan, John Paul Jones, John Frusciante, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Kurt Cobain, John Petrucci, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Jimmy Page, Luke Hoskin, John Entwistle, Tom Morello, Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Steve Harris, Freddie Mercury, Les Claypool, Flea, Cliff Burton, the list goes on and on.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:18 AM
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Today it's John Paul Jones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLU08nOtUkc

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Steven Wilson and Jorden Krawiec.
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• Michael Bolton
• Cher
• Geri Halliwell
• Whitney Houston
• Ice Cube
• Kid Rock
• Ricky Martin
• Sinead O'Connor
• Britney Spears
• Sting
• Weird Al Yankovic
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Brian May and George Harrison
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Personally I think Jack White and Josh Homme are geniuses.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:30 PM
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Maynard/Jones/Chancellor, Akerfeldt, the two Mars Volta guys, Steven Wilson, Les Claypool, Josh Homme, Chuck Shuldiner, Ozzy, Ian McKay, Bjork.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:51 PM
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Saying favorite "non-musician drummer" is a bit redundant don't you think?
(hmm, this joke probably won't go over well in, Drummerworld.com but you know, whatever.)

Probably Mr. Fripp.
Love Adrian Belew and Todd Rundgrens intense solo efforts though, which I have a little more respect from them in a sense, since they play all of the instruments instead of one.
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If I had to pick just one it would probably be a 3 way tie between Santana, Hendrix or Victor Jara. Probably More towards Jara because I've been listening to his stuff more and more lately.

Chilean protest folk music from the 70's. Sort like a brown Bob Dylan that can actually sing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hesTpJ4oGvk

Edit: In the spirit of friendship, sorry for the Dylan dig. I did just come around to Jack White though, I wouldn't use the word "genius" but I like him as a person now, so I have to hate on someone a little harder.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:21 PM
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Can I choose myself???

If not, then:

Kate Bush
John Entwistle
Bryan Ferry
Beth Ditto
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:49 PM
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Lester young.

He might be tied with Trent Reznor.

But then their is Art Pepper.

Dexter Gordon.

Mike Patton.

Buzz Osbourne...

If a gun to my head I guess it wuold be Lester Young
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When we had the organist on our television show we used to cover a lot of Jimmy Smith.

The first song on this TV clip from two weeks ago, is a cover on Chicken Shack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSs7qz9Z7s0
Jimmy Smith is undeniable in jazz.


Even the BBoys love him, since they kick it Root Down.
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...would have to be John Coltrane
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