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Influential Drummer Bracketology on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Thanks to reader Louis for sending this along. I wonder if a re-bracketing wouldn’t bring different results. What also might be interesting is a genealogy of influence from the jazz drummers into the rock and pop world. You can’t listen to “Walking on the Moon” or any track off of Ghost in the Macnine and not hear brilliance. See also: hi-hat work on “Red Rain” intro:

But then there’s this (see Dunstan’s comment on the flickr photo above):

My dad would always say that nobody could touch Buddy Rich. Even my precious rock drummers with 18 minute solos. The left hand work alone is insane. Also, towards the end, there is a bit of a snare stew working that few modern drummers could pull off.