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 Post subject: Greatest jazz/fusion drum performances
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:31 am 
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Greatest jazz/fusion drum performances


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:29 am 
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Oy.

I don't know if ANYONE on this subforum knows enough jazz/fusion to even list out 100 great performances...lol...while I love fusion (and some jazz) I sure as hell don't!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:31 pm 
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forget a damn list. Just name some good jazz/fusion drum performances. would help a lot of newbies(myself included) hopefully get to listen to and appreciate the stuff


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:37 pm 
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thats why I created this topic, because everyone talks about the great fusion drummers and stuff, so they can post their really outstanding performances,


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest jazz/fusion drum performances
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:47 pm 
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It's much harder in jazz to name single song fantastic performances than just watching or hearing them play, unlike rock jazz is much more about the groove of the music and due to that playing styles very significantly to fit the song, so it's much harder to have a 'finest performance' where the drummer pulls out all their stuff. Certain songs require more technicality but in general drum solos in jazz are quite common so just look around. I'll post some videos.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest jazz/fusion drum performances
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:24 pm 
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here's one of the most well known and traditional jazz pieces and a very basic example of what jazz drummings about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1S_vA0o ... re=related

subtlety and tone with speed, control, groove, and epic single roll drum solos

another nice piece with ride symbal patterns in fusion, tony williams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga-MlNrzlDA

Max Roach 3/4 drum waltz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHSBNv-IFrA

Max Roach and his brushes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS-xiX64HGQ

trane and jones in the avant garde period:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy_3tYlT398

Steve Gadd, his famous da basic paradiddle groove:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl4DKmbf ... re=related

Some Tony Williams stuff:

early, when he was 17 with Miles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVf9McCjT3s

Tony plays with his own band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRrWSMFA ... re=related

Tony struts his stuff, dat volume control: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZNZUsBPFo

Elvin Jones shows how to develop a solo in a song (quite impressive): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YVOd1hK0_w

And by the way none of these are remotely their best but some basic ideas of different jazz stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:36 am 
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its incredible how tasteful Steve Gadds playing really is. Whats the best album to check out his drumming Junkie ? I only know of Aja


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:30 am 
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Cobham probably blows my mind more than any other drummer of any genre.

Awakening is just....sick.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:44 am 
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There are quite a few performances that I enjoy quite a bit I'm not sure how great they are or where they would place... anything off Awakening / The Inner Mounting Flame for instance... particularly meeting of the spirits for Cobham... Got a Match is probably one of Weckl's best known performances...

I also really liked the drumming on Bitches Brew but I'm not familiar enough with Miles Davis to say that's his best album for drumming.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest jazz/fusion drum performances
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:05 pm 
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Just listened to my spectrum album again, forgot how great the drumming was !


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Narada Michael Walden from Jeff Beck's group had some truly killer stuff on 'Wired'.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:17 pm 
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the guy of upp, was also pretty good too if i remember good,

Give it all up to you has such killer rhythm section


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest jazz/fusion drum performances
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Bitches Brew is undeniably one of his best, but on In a Silent Way Tony Williams is just oh my god. The Inner Mounting Flame, although their first, is probably my favorite Mahavishnu Orchestra album for drumming. I didn't post anything for Weckl or Colaiuta since just search their name and you'll be blown away. They are the 2 best drummers in terms of skill no reason you won't find mad videos for them.


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this should be good enough, probably the best drum video possible. also, one CLEARLY sees how gadd just grooves



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 Post subject: Re: Greatest jazz/fusion drum performances
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I think every drummer has seen that video at some point or another, it honestly seems quite subpar for Vinnie though imo, I've always liked watching some of his stuff from the Baked Potato best, he's had some insane licks and grooves there but on that video I thought he was the weakest of the 3. Still great though obviously.


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