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Antonio Sanchez is best known for the drummer for contemporary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. He has had 3 albums out as a band leader/drummer of solo work which showcases his amazing blend of Jazz/Latin/Chops/Feel! He is a must listen and watch for any drummer interested in any of those 4 qualities. Here’s a fantastic solo from Antonio during the Modern Drummer Festival in 2003. Here’s another one from his DVD “Master Class!”
We all know the songs he drummed on by we probably don’t recognize his name. Which is a crime! Tommy Aldridge is a veteran heavy metal and hard rock drummer. Aldridge is noted for his work with numerous bands and artists since the 1970s, such as Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy. His most notable work was with Ozzy Osbourne’s first solo albums, “Blizzard Of Oz” and “Diary Of A Madman.” Here’s a…
I came across this version of “Downfall Of Paris” a couple of months ago and was blown away by the arrangement. It’s performed by Iowa State University Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Coley. Fantastic and very moving! “Downfall of Paris” is traditionally played by Drum and Fife, here’s they have fife, flute, piccolo, snare, tenor, bass, marimba, paino and that’s just mentioning the majority! Enjoy!
In high school I was obsessed with Frank Zappa! The composer/guitarist was always a favorite with drummers/percussionists. He thought and wrote like a drummer. Experimenting with odd-time signatures, odd groupings and zany changes. Here’s a little taste of Frank Zappa with, “Inca Roads.” Notice Chester Thompson on drums, before he joined Genesis! Warning…this is a zany tune!