DRUM-TASTIC! MY TOP TEN GREAT DRUM SOLOS

//DRUM-TASTIC! MY TOP TEN GREAT DRUM SOLOS

Debates may rage, arguments follow and protests be lodged, but here are our all time favourite drum solos as performed and recorded by the giants of percussion.

NOTE: A list of 100 great drum breaks and ‘swapped fours’ will follow but this may take some time for research and final agreement by a panel of judges including Lord Rimshot of the Institute of Rhythmic Studies.

   TITLE / PERFORMER       ARTIST / GROUP

  1. The Time Machine / Jon Hiseman             Colosseum
  2. Skin Deep / Louie Bellson                       Duke Ellington
  3. Sounds of The Loop / Joe Morello           Dave Brubeck
  4. A Night in Tunisia  / Art Blakey               Jazz Messengers
  5. Sing, Sing, Sing  / Gene Krupa             Benny Goodman
  6. Drum Conversation / Max Roach       Parker/Gillespie
  7. Old Man River  / Sonny Payne                    Count Basie
  8. Seamen’s Mission  / Phil Seamen         Victor Feldman
  9. A Fifth For Frank  / Frankie Butler       Curtis Counce
  10. Hi Fly Drums / Buddy Rich                   Woody Herman

NOTE: We would like to have included any solos by Billy Cobham, ‘Philly’ Joe Jones, Zutty Singleton, Big Sid Catlett, Jo Jones, Lou Fromm,  Charlie Persip, Ronnie Verrell, Lionel Hampton, Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Cozy Powell, Mitch Mitchell, Carl Palmer and Sandy Nelson but space and our ear drums do not allow any further indulgence – at present.

 

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