Posts Tagged ‘drum solos’

Let There Be Drums

As Terry Bozzio explains in his introduction to “The Black Page“, the modern trap drum set is a very young invention (it was first created in the 1700s), and little has been taught at the post-secondary or university level about it and even less actually written for it. I recall just missing the opportunity to meet Ansley Dunbar in the mid-90s when he was in town teaching a workshop in Jazz Drumming to Jazz students at a local community college (I’m still kicking myself, even now).

The following ten tracks include some of my favorite drummers, drum solos and drum oriented tracks (I’d be interested what other drummers, solos, and tracks KUR readers have as favorites):

Terry Explains – Terry Bozzio (Oosterpoort, Groningen, NL, 4 Apr 2001)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/14-terry-explains.mp3]
The Black Page – Terry Bozzio (Oosterpoort, Groningen, NL, 4 Apr 2001)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/15-the-black-page.mp3]
Electric Cheese – Mats & Morgan (The Teenage Tapes, 1998)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/mats-morgan-teenagetapes-23-electric-cheese.mp3]
Uncle Meat – Kroumata Percussion Ensemble (Roots, Avantgarde & Freaks, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 3 Feb 1996)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/03-uncle-meat.mp3]
Awakening – Mahavishnu Orchestra (Inner Mounting Flame, 1971)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/08-awakening.mp3]
Moby Dick – Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/08-moby-dick.mp3]
Stratus – George Duke/Billy Cobham Band (McAlister Auditorium, New Orleans, 18 Feb 1976)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/15-stratus.mp3]
Drum Solo – The Tubes (What Do You Want From Live, 1978)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/13-drum-solo.mp3]
The Orange County Lumber Truck – The Grandmothers (Eating The Astoria, 1998)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/track-19.mp3]
Let There Be Drums – The Tubes (Wild In London, 2005)
[audio:http://www.killuglyradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/10-let-there-be-drums.mp3]

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