1. Ginger Baker "Airforce 1", "Airforce 2".
2. Mark Nauseef "Wun-Wun", "Dark"
3. Samm Bennett...
2. Mark Nauseef "Wun-Wun", "Dark"
3. Samm Bennett...
"Rythmn Devils Play River Music" Mickey Hart & Billy Kreutzman
"Dozin at the Knick" Grateful Dead (CD 2 has the Drums>Space)
"Ondekoza" Japanese Kodo drummers
"Dafos" Mickey Hart, Airto, Flora Purim
Most of the "Dick's Picks" series from Grateful Dead Merchandising currently up to Vol. 28, live recordings of Grateful Dead shows, many with excellent Drum solo sections
Slipknot1, you're on to some cool stuff. A friend of mine here in the Los Angeles area was trained by members of Ondekoza many years back and is one of the directors of her own troupe called Zendeko. The Rhythm Devils CD is neat too. I also think Kodo's early release [1984?] Heartbeat Drummers of Japan is good, especially "O-Daiko". Thundering and it goes straight to the soul!
Check this out: http://www.zendeko.org/
Slipknot1, thank you. I'll definitely look into those recommendations. When percussion and drums are done right and played back on a hirez setup, it can be down right spooky.
I never had the chance to see Ondekoza or Kodo live, but I've managed to see my friend Judy perform five times.
One of the most powerful performances I've ever seen was by a group called Maidaiko Aska Gumi. Absolutely primal! They are an all-male troupe from Japan and I was able to witness their incredible power three summers ago when they performed the same hot day as Zendeko. They go so F***ing crazy I thought the stage was gonna come apart.
If you're near Los Angeles in a couple months, Zendeko will be perfroming July 12th and 13th at their Obon Carnival.
Some more untraditional stuff:
has an excellent drumming of Brain including drum solos that even heavy metal folks would drop the jaw on the floor.
Somre rare-rare-rare stuff:
Ginger Baker "African Force" on CMP label tough to find either on CD or vinyl. Grab even cassette if you see somewhere. You're going to have the most exciting drum-percussion experience you've ever had in your life.
Artist: Led Zepplin
Title: Song remains the same
song: Moby Dick
If you really want to test your wolfers/subs?
Title: Cryptic Writings
Be for-warned make sure you system is at a low level
the first time if you try it. You will find out alot
about your bass/mid response. Its my current reference
for dynamic bass/mid response.
the best ever is Ed "Hot Sticks" Graham half speed master on M&K (I beleive). It is approximately 13 minutes of absolute ripping drumsolo recorded direct to disc. These recordings were demo"d heavily in all the high-end suites at the c.e.s. and I.H.F. shows in the early '80s. Very rare but I might be able to locate. Let me know if your interested but first research this to see for yourself.
Jdombrow's question is an excellent one, trying to check out how close your gear can get to the real thing might have nothing to do with getting a dose of percussive genius stuck into yer' head. Here's a (criminally) short list that omits tons of great drummers:
Pierre van der Linden- First Trace album, beginning of Gaillarde and A Memory (track 4 and 10). The digital version ain't as good as the record. This guy has a feel for bouyancy and collision like very few drummers. Induces real bad testoterone poisoning (not the best recording tho').
Max Roach- Pictures in a Frame, Reflections (first track), you can hum this drum solo (maybe minus a few mathematical nuances). The whole disc is brilliant and easily one of his best. Superb recording too.
Jon Hazilla & Saxabone- Form and Function, Lack of Evidence (track 3). You won't believe you're hearing one guy (no multi tracking), and this isn't because of blinding rpm's. The seemingly spring loaded patterns that he works into an ostinato give you the impression that two or three nimble minded drum freaks are plotting to make all listeners turn to jelly.
Anderson/Bennink/Doran-Azurety,tracks 3 & 4 demonstrate a great mastery of spitting rimshots and wildly undulating rolls. Like most Hat discs, the recording quality on this one kicks ass.
Jerry Granelli- Another Place, Wood and Steel (track 6). Rhythmically compelling and memorable, his drumming often has a delicate tactile quality that sets up a dramatic contrast to big resonant tom work. Another excellent recording from Lee Townsend on the Intuition label.
Andrew Cyrille-C/D/E, Aubade, (track 6). Cyrille has put out a huge amount of high quality stuff, but lately, I've really enjoyed this little cymbal solo that seems so perfectly executed and carefully thought out.
Pierre Favre-Portrait, Les jeux sont faits, (track one) You probably won't often yank this one out after the first cut. One of the most acoustically realistic discs I've heard. The music on this one is in no way generic or stale. Using this disc to demo or sell equipment would be kinda weasel like.
Please, ignore all rock suggestions. If you want authenticity, then you really need to check in with jazz cats. It's not that rock drummers are bad; it's just that they are usually woefully deficient in skill, execution, emotion, and musicianship compared to jazz drummers. Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Paul Motian, Carl Allen, Art Blakey, Philly "Joe" Jones, Billy Higgins, Jimmy Cobb, Art Taylor, Kenny Washington, Jeff Watts, Eddie Marshall, Mel Lewis, Peter Erskin, Sylvia Cuenca, Joe Chambers, Rashid Ali, Eddie Thigpen, Lewis Nash, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Ben Riley, Yuron Isreal, Dannie Richmond, Ed Blackwell, Al Foster, Jack DeJohnette, Roy McCurdy, Connie Kay, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Barry Altschul, Alvin Queen, Marty Moriell, and Chico Hamilton will provide the most creative and *musical* drum solos you will ever likely hear. Seriously, if you want more than just chops, listen to these guys. My three cents.
Dbx...are you referring to the solo on "Black Diamond"? That was on Kiss Alive (not II ---- unless there's one on that too) which was recorded at Cobo Hall (Detroit) in about 1975.
Not quite as long a solo, but still impressive would be by Neal Peart on the Rush album "Moving Pictures", a number called "YYZ".
Wdhsvbgod, No I don't think so, but I could be wrong, I remember Gene Simmons sang the lead on this song. I'd have to break out my old records to be sure what it was. I haven't listened to Kiss since the 70's. Every once in awhile I'll hear some of their stuff on the radio, which takes me back down memory lane, now I listen to jazz. Go figure. From Kiss to jazz. Must be getting old:)
this isn't a 100% solo with no accompanying music
but lovely none the less
steely dan - aja title track STEVE GADD in one take
Seconds Out -Genesis live - several Collins/Thompson/Bruford
King Crimson - Satoria in Tangiers - off Beat BRUFORD
anything by Brian Blades
try the Wayne SHorter Footprints Live disc for starters
Title of cd is : The Heart of Things by John Mclaughlin
Track # 5 and all the rest of cd is amazing sounding drummer
Drummer name is Victor Williams.
I m a guitarist and i was amazed by the technique and sound of that drummer. Just full of energy and complex beat. Then came a solo on track 5: amazing.
Hope you will like it. Donat