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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby Ruddiger on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:27 pm

There is a deceased Canadian band named York Redoubt. The drummer, Noah used the extended side of his pedal to have the bass drum off to the right, so he could fit two floor toms in front of him and an extra snare where the floor tom would usually sit, kind of like Ginger Fish from Marilyn Manson. Regardless of his set up, he's an amazing drummer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzh-IN6UtWU

Another Canadian band with an amazing drummer is Special Noise. Easily one of the loudest drummers I've ever seen. They're also incredible dudes, total sweethearts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7Onf2v0zc

Those two dudes definitely had a big influence on me.
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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby crustandcrumb on Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:13 am

last year i saw dave king w/ tim berne, craig taborn and david torn. it was late night, some kind of after party, and i think a lot of it was improvised. they got into some groove type stuff i couldn't get with, but king was delirious with possibilities and just going for broke. this is what steve lacy meant when he talked about "raising the bandstand".
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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby Angus Jung on Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:38 pm

The best drummer I've seen play in the last couple years was Christian Vander.
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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby Tom Lael is Dogs on Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:22 pm

Doni Schroader, more recently of And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. I used to see his previous bands, Fair Verona and Forget Cassettes, a lot in Nashville. In both bands, I recollect that he played a very small kit (something like 10/14/18) and played it like the individual drums had hurt his mother. (And while he had fewer opportunities to let rip in Forget Cassettes, he did occasionally play drums with one hand and keyboard with the other, simultaneously, on some of their songs. Which was impressive.)
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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby iembalm on Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:18 pm

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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby SecondEdition on Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:22 am

I really can't say who the best drummer I've ever seen is, but the best one I've seen recently was Andrew Cyrille.

That man put intellectual content into every one of his rhythms. I can't really explain it well but I was enthralled.
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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby flytox on Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:25 am

Crover and Trainer are my favorites. But actually the best drummer I have ever seen was Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath End Tour). Just incredible.
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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby jtyler on Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:04 pm

Dale Crover, hands down. Cloud Nothings' drummer was also pretty amazing the couple times I've seen them live.
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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby flanneljammies on Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:23 am

Maybe not the "best" drummer, but I fucking love watching Travis from Buildings play. Gives me joy.
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Re: Best drummer you've seen....

Postby zircona1 on Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:57 am

Nick Yacyshyn (Sumac)
Stewart Copeland
Greg Saunier
Todd Trainer

Those are drummers who impressed me greatly when I saw them. Jimmy Chamberlain and Max Weinberg are two of my favorites who I liked before seeing them (and still do).
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