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    Drummer's solo albums!

    I know they are far & few between but apart from Bill Bruford has a 'drummer' ever released a solid solo album.

    I know Keith Moon's bombed! Cozy Powell made a couple but have never heard them!

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    Phil Collins (Face Value)

    Don Henley (Building the Perfect Beast)

    Ringo Starr (not sure if "solid" applies to any of his albums though)

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    two of my favorites

    Curt Cress Clan-CCC

    Peter Giger-Family Of Percussion
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_32_116 View Post
    Ringo Starr (not sure if "solid" applies to any of his albums though)
    'Ringo' is a pretty solid album.

    Does Christian Vander's Tristan et Yseult (aka Wurdah tah) count?

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    Daniel Denis (of Univers Zero) released two pretty solid solo albums. Of course he's always been the main composer of UZ so that should hardly come as a surprise.

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    Christian Vander released a double CD only with drumsolos called Korusz. Its live, its the same song but different versions & recordings.
    http://www.discogs.com/Christian-Van...elease/1832966

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    - I must admit it's not the most frenquently spun album I own. Its an interesting tune, but 7 versions of it is perhaps a bit over the top.

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    Nick Mason had Fictitious Sports. Alan White did Ramshackled. Ginger Baker did a bunch of stuff. And let us not forget:



    Wait, was "solid" actually part of the criteria? Forget all that.

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    Paolo Vinaccia - very much alive (6 CD album) http://www.allaboutjazz.com/paolo-vi...p#.VHXcesloA3g

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    Vinnie Colaiuta: Vinnie Colaiuta (1996)

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    Simon Philips' "Protocol" is wonderful. His first of several. Pip Pyle's "7 Year Itch" and Marco Minneman's "EEPS" are highly recommended.
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    Bill Ward did a few.

    Simon Kirke?

    Dennis Wilson

    Levon Helm

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    Elvin Jones "On the Mountain" (with Jan Hammer) - a great album !

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    Well, Robert Wyatt has a whole career of really good albums. And he drums on some of them, but I will leave it to the community to decide whether or not he is a drummer releasing solo albums.
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    Roger Taylor has done a few. Fun In Space & Strange Frontier in the 80's then after fronting The Cross he went back to his solo career for a few more.

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    Cozy Powell put out a couple of solid records in the early 80s...
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    Quote Originally Posted by polmico View Post
    Well, Robert Wyatt has a whole career of really good albums. And he drums on some of them, but I will leave it to the community to decide whether or not he is a drummer releasing solo albums.
    The End of An Ear qualifies, though it's an acquired taste.
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    Who's that guy, oh, it's on the tip of my tongue - you know, bloke out of Mahavishnu Orchestra - I think he might have a few obscure dabblings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Elvin Jones "On the Mountain" (with Jan Hammer) - a great album !
    I've been collecting Elvin's albums recently. And Tony Williams on Blue Note. I had a copy of Vinnie's CD, but I wasn't crazy about it.
    Gave it to a drummer friend of mine. Dennis Chambers has several CDs. Great playing, but kinda slick.

    I love the Paolo Vinaccia set, but it's really Rypdal's music. Terry Bozio's orchestral album is pretty good.

    And Joe Chambers. There's a cat that can write some music. And Joey Baron too!

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    Chad Wackerman has done a few that I think are quite exceptional.


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    Jazz/fusion guys shouldn't even count. Tons of them have been bandleaders and done great albums.

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    How about Dave Kerman? Abandonship is a favorite.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post

    "Believe It!" introduced me to Allan Holdsworth
    Probably one of my most listened to albums of the past 30 + years.

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