The following list was made off of the top of my head and written
down in about an hour on a rainy Thursday when the Yankees game
that I was going to was rained out. These are some of the most influencial
artists I remember loving. In many cases, I STILL listen to this
A few Favorite drummers with recomended
- Bonham - Led Zep boxed set
- Art Blakey - anything by Art, my favorite version of
the band was with Lee Morgan
- Ringo Starr - "Revolver" and "Rubber
Soul" and ALL the rest
- Papa Jo Jones - "Jo Jones Trio" (on
Everest Records # FSR-CD 40) Hands!
- Keith Moon - "Live At Leeds" and "Whos
- Elvin Jones - "Speak No Evil" by Wayne
Shorter and by John Coltrane,
"Crescent", "Transition", "A
- Paul Motian - with Bill Evans or one of his solo albums
- Joey Baron - his solos albums, or theres one John
- Ziggyboo Modelese - anything by The Meters - funky funky
- Bernard Purdie - "Royal Scam" by Steely
Dan (not to mention the Aretha + stuff!)
- Nigel Olsen - any Elton John
- Levon Helm - "Music from Big Pink" by
The Band plus any of The Band. Have
you seen the film, "The Last Waltz"? (incredible!)
- Steve Gadd - "Aja", Steely Dan + many.
- Ginger Baker - "Disraeli Gears", by
Creme and "Blind Faith" by Blind Faith (on Polydor)
- Ed Blackwell - "Circle With a Hole In The Middle",
by Ornette Coleman
- Billy Cobham - "Birds Of Fire" by John
McClaughlin Orchestra and "Jack Johnson", by
- Mark Craney - "Brother To Brother",
- Eric Gravatt - "I Sing The Body Electric",
by Weather Report
- Dave Grohl - Nirvana. Any of em. Wow, what a band!
- Roy Haynes - "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs"
by Chick Corea
- Mel Lewis - "Monday Night, Live At The Village
Vanguard" by Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band
- Jerry Marotta - with Peter Gabriel
- Rick Marotta - with too many to mention here!
- Joe Morello - "Take Five", by Dave Brubeck,
- Mitch Mitchell - The Jimi Hendrix Experience. All of
it. Are You Experienced?
- Buddy Rich - "Big Swing Face" by B.R.
- Pete Thomas - "Imperial Bedroom", by Elvis
Costello and the Attractions
- Alex Van Halen - Another great band... well, sometimes
you have to overlook the singer! :)
- Charlie Watts - any Stones!
- Tony Williams - All of his solo albums, but mostly "Miles
Smiles" and "Seven Steps To Heaven", by Miles Davis
- B. J. Wilson - "Shine On Brightly" by
Procol Harem (passionate fills and beats)
Other albums of great interest to me:
- "Youd Prefer An Astronaut" by Hum, (RCA
#88577-2) This is as loud as it gets - great drummer too.
- "Ten Easy Pieces" by Jimmy Webb (Guardian Records
"Surfs Up and Sunflower" by the Beach Boys
(Brother Records #72435-25692-2-9)
- "Bone Machine" by Tom Waits. In fact, all of
the Tom Waits stuff is great!
"Blood On The Tracks" by Bob Dylan. See above
"Essence" by Lucinda Williams
- "Jazz Me Blues - The Best Of Jimmy Witherspoon"
(Prestige#PRCD-11008-2) Money back guarantee on this one!
- "Live At The Aollo" by James Brown (Polydor)
Another money back guarantee!)
"Kiko" by Los Lobos.
- "Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine. (Sire/Warner
Bros. #9 26759-2) So different and incredible. Shouldve
earned ALL engineering awards. This is stuff that you never hear
anywhere else and its now over ten years old!
- "Donovans Greatest Hits" by Donovan.
Nobody knew for sure how to "rock drum" then, and its
cool the choices that are made.
- "Passion" by Peter Gabriel
- "Fear" by Toad The Wet Sprocket
- "Living With The Law" by Chris Whitley. This
record is so damn beautiful...
- "Joshua Tree" by U2
- All Weather Report albums, especially the first one!
- "In Pursuit Of Blackness" by Joe Henderson
- Both of Robbie Robertsons albums. The first is titled
"Robbie Robertson", and the second is titled,
- "Cat Stevens Greatest Hits" by Cat Stevens.
Someday, somebodys gonna cover the song "Peace Train"
and make a lot of money. Great record.
- All Frank Sinatra Records. Hes got SERIOUS time and vibe.
- "George Shearing and The Montgomery Brothers"
by George Shearing and The Montgomery Brothers. this is a great
record that Jim Beard hipped me to.
- All the Mingus albums are great.
- All the Radiohead albums are great. And yes, Im "thumbs
up" with Kid A!
- Favorite tech recording magazine: (forget about Mix...)
subscribe (for free)
to Tape Op www.tapeop.com
- Favorite food: Mexican, Indian and French.
- Favorite New York Restaraunt: Gascogne in New York City
- Favorite Hot Sauce: Hectors Smokin Habanera Hot Sauce
- Favorite comedy album: "No Cure For Cancer" by
- Favorite motion picture film directors: The Cohen Brothers
and Terry Gilliam
- Favorite baseball team: The Cincinnati Reds. www.redszone.com
- Favorite painters: Pollack, Bleckner, Rothko, Miro, Van
- Favorite baseball players: Jackie Robinson, Seaver, Morgan,
Rose, Clemente, Marachal, Griffey Jr., Koufax....
- Favorite book about music: "Tunesmith", by Jimmy
- Favorite book (otherwise): J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy"
- Favorite coffee machine: Gaggia www.gaggia.it.