Dang. Dennis Chambers. Good call, J Man. Also, check out Chambers on Maceo Parker's Shake Everything You Got from Maceo's Roots & Grooves album. There's an immense drum break-down on that track.
I seem to remember Jim Keltner going through what he played on the track and then him recalling that he went to the studio the next day to find an entirely different set of musicians working on the same tune, this time with Bernard Purdie on the drums.
There is Youtube video of "Peg" with Purdy on the kit.Ending up with Rick Morotta on that track, who was delighted they left in his nuanced open and closing of the hi hats.
+1 for Vinnie Shut Up....of course!!Gary Novak on Chick Corea Elektric Band II's "Paint the World " cd.
Vinnie Colaiuta on Allan Holdsworths "Secrets" and Zappas "Shut up and play your guitar".
Also Vinnies solo (and general playing) on Holdsworths track "Against the Clock".
Here are some tasty cuts that I find transcendent at times:I'm looking for some new music and inspiration. I think this will be good for others in the same boat looking to listen to some new music as well.
Please list you favorite album or a few, and include the band, album, drummer's name (if known), genera, and if you want to favorite song, or why this album is your top pick. (Examples could be chops, groove/pocket, technicality, etc)
Personally I am looking for some albums with drums being the focal point. IE some drum forward jazz and funk would be cool to check out.