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    How about "drum solo albums"? John French did "O Solo Drumbo," which is nothing but drums.

    Michael Pluznick did "Heat Beat."

    Max Roach did "Drums Unlimited" which includes three drum solo tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    Jazz/fusion guys shouldn't even count. Tons of them have been bandleaders and done great albums.
    Word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    I had a copy of Vinnie's CD, but I wasn't crazy about it.
    My feelings too.

    Trurl has a point - jazz/fusiondrummers are plenty regarding solo albums. They can write and lead a band, why cant the rockdrummers?
    Not mentioned yet: Trilok Gurtu, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Goodwin, Michael Shrieve, Narada Michael Walden, Hasse Bruniusson, Lenny White...

    How about Pierre Moerlens Gong? and many of Toshida Tatsuya's albums.

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    Michael Giles MAD BAND.With Adrian Chivers-percussion,horns and Dan Pennie-electric guitar, loops.With guests.

    "The Adventures Of"

    "In The Moment".

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    Jon Hiseman-"About Time Too"
    Last edited by walt; 11-26-2014 at 11:44 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    Jazz/fusion guys shouldn't even count. Tons of them have been bandleaders and done great albums.
    Yeah, but without them, we might not have much of a thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    My feelings too.

    Trurl has a point - jazz/fusiondrummers are plenty regarding solo albums. They can write and lead a band, why cant the rockdrummers?
    Not mentioned yet: Trilok Gurtu, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Goodwin, Michael Shrieve, Narada Michael Walden, Hasse Bruniusson, Lenny White...

    How about Pierre Moerlens Gong? and many of Toshida Tatsuya's albums.
    Gurtu has a lot of good stuff. DeJohnette is hit and miss. I like his piano album. Moerlen's compositions are kind of weak, imo.

    Chico Hamilton, who left us recently, has a huge body of work. Lots of great stuff, and a little bit of cheese here and there.

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    Mickey Hart has a bunch of cd's under his name.
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    I had a copy of Vinnie's CD, but I wasn't crazy about it.
    I used to have it. All I remember about it was this tune; I think it was the first track on the album:



    Anybody else thinking that this thread isn't exactly going where Rufus hoped it would?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    Yeah, but without them, we might not have much of a thread.
    Boom-tish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    How about "drum solo albums"? John French did "O Solo Drumbo," which is nothing but drums.
    That I'd like to hear.

    I don't think I've seen Bruford mentioned. One of a Kind is a monster album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I don't think I've seen Bruford mentioned.
    That would be absurd! But he was mentioned in post #1.

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    Without jazz/jazz-rock you might as well not bother, yes!

    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    Let's not forget Tony Williams' Lifetime albums! I just finished reading Herbie Hancock's autobiography and he states that though many think Miles Davis' Bitches Brew was the birth of fusion, it was really TWL's "Emergency!" that inspired him to go in that direction. When he heard them, Miles said, "This is the shit!"

    Besides, "Emergency!" introduced me to John McLaughlin and "Believe It!" introduced me to Allan Holdsworth, two of my most favorite guitar players.

    (edit) I see Reid beat me to it!
    I dug out the follow-up 'Turn It Over' upon hearing of Jack Bruce's death. That has some of the most fearsome, aggressive music of the era IMHO- vocal numbers aside, it's fabulous stuff.

    Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum' is widely recognised as a classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    My feelings too.

    Trurl has a point - jazz/fusiondrummers are plenty regarding solo albums. They can write and lead a band, why cant the rockdrummers?
    Maybe they can!!!

    Drumming demi-gods Carmine & Vinny Appice have both had extraordinary careers behind the drum kit, beginning with Carmine’s tenure in such legendary classic rock bands as Vanilla Fudge and Cactus as well as supporting stints with Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. Meanwhile, younger brother Vinny made his name as a metal drummer for monster acts such as Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Recently, these two virtuosos have been wowing audiences with their own rock show called “Drum Wars,” featuring not only the hits of their associated bands but also a thrilling series of solos that pit them against each other like the Gene Krupa/Buddy Rich drum battles of yore. Fortunately for us mere mortals, this unique concert experience was recorded in June of this year at the Iridium in New York and is now available on CD courtesy of Deadline Music and Rocker Records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum' is widely recognised as a classic.


    also, Serge Bringholf and John Hollenbeck
    Last edited by nosebone; 11-26-2014 at 01:05 PM.
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    @Rufus

    I didn't write that rockdrummers cant play, they are just rarely bandleaders or composers.
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    On the contrary, there is lots of great great rockdrummers i love !
    Bobby Caldwell, Ian Paice, Bonham, Hiseman, Mitchell, Moon, Jerry Edmonton !, Bozzio, Bruford, Moerlen, Toshida, Keiichi Nagase, Carl Palmer, the list is endless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    I dug out the follow-up 'Turn It Over' upon hearing of Jack Bruce's death. That has some of the most fearsome, aggressive music of the era IMHO- vocal numbers aside, it's fabulous stuff.
    True that! I used to have it on vinyl; I need to restock it on CD, as I did with "Emergency!"

    Speaking of the (cough) vocals, that was the first time I ever heard Jobim's "Once I Loved." It wasn't until a couple of years later that I discovered it's supposed to be a slow, pretty samba/bossa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    @Rufus

    I didn't write that rockdrummers cant play, they are just rarely bandleaders or composers.
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    On the contrary, there is lots of great great rockdrummers i love !
    Bobby Caldwell, Ian Paice, Bonham, Hiseman, Mitchell, Moon, Jerry Edmonton !, Bozzio, Bruford, Moerlen, Toshida, Keiichi Nagase, Carl Palmer, the list is endless...
    ^^^ yeah I know what you meant

    I know John Hiseman made a couple of solo albums though I think one was 'live' so dosn't really count. I'm not a fan of jazz & fusion but for some reason I always warmed to Colloseum so maybe I should give Hiseman's albums a try?

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    ^Yeah, I can just about put up with the 'singing' on 'Emergency!' because there's so much more happening, but on the follow-up he dropped out most of the music to showcase it! At least it's only a couple of tracks.

    'Vuelta Abajo' on that album is a contender for my favourite jazz-rock track. Just jaw-dropping, red-hot stuff.

    I've not heard Jon Hiseman solo albums per se. He did several with Barbara Thompson, his wife, in the band 'Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia'. I have a couple of these- pretty good stuff.
    Last edited by JJ88; 11-26-2014 at 01:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    That would be absurd! But he was mentioned in post #1.
    Guess I need to take off my blindfolds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    That ["O Solo Drumbo"] I'd like to hear.
    To be perfectly honest, a whole album of drum solos is a bit of a chore to listen to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    To be perfectly honest, a whole album of drum solos is a bit of a chore to listen to.
    I think it's more of a curiosity to me rather thinking it would become one of my favorite recordings. I had an old 8 track tape back in the 70's that I remember had mostly drums on it. I found it in a cut out bin at a store that sold stereo equipment and cut out recordings. I couldn't tell you who it was or what it was anymore but it was interesting to listen to.

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    Jon Hiseman ‎– Ganz Schön Heiss, Man! (live drum solos)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Vinnie Colaiuta: Vinnie Colaiuta (1996)
    It was released in 1994.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grego View Post
    It was released in 1994.
    You are right !

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