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gkrupa 06-22-2008 04:31 PM

Greatest Jazz Drummer
I have been talking with some of my friends, and we have been arguing over who is the greatest jazz drummer. Some say its Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Gene Krupa, ect. Out of all the jazz drummers in the world (both liviing and dead) who do you think the greatest is? Hope you settle out dispute. Thanks!

mightyprojet 06-24-2008 12:54 PM

Buddy Rich,Gene Krupa,and Louie Bellson were certainly some of the best but I`ll add Kenny Clarke,Max Roach,Roy Haynes,Elvin Jones,Tony Williams,Jack DeJohnette,Philly Joe Jones,and Paul Motian.

The Bird 06-24-2008 02:41 PM

Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Art Blakey.

mightyprojet 06-26-2008 06:02 AM

How did I forget Blakey?

capitalalchemy 06-27-2008 08:28 PM

Oh yes, Art Blakey and Max Roach were outstanding drummers. I always liked Krupa, but then I saw a clip of Buddy Rich playing and I lost my senses. That guy was incredible and Neil Peart claims that he was the best and took over for him. I know, I know - I made a reference to Peart, forgive me.

littleknowitall 07-17-2008 07:02 AM

No drummer could ever top Buddy Rich. My drummer now spends most of the time between songs trying to mimic his sticks solo.

RedChopin 01-29-2009 11:32 AM

Oh yeah! Buddy Rich was my favorite for a while now! :)

ixtlan22 01-29-2009 01:59 PM

Jack DeJohnette, Brian Blade and Ted Poor. Are the best. I think.

nocturne 01-30-2009 08:33 PM

Art Blakey for sure.

zappafan23 02-05-2009 02:50 PM

How could you forget Buddy Miles? Or does he not apply? Band of Gypsies were pretty bluesy...

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