Drum performance unlike anything seen/heard ...

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    Steve Smith among star-studded cast. Here he employs Konnakol, which is Indian scat singing. Cue to 10:15 mark:

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    Journey rocks
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    Journey was great. But IMO Steve Smith graduated from Journey.
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    Outstanding musicians all the way around...here are a couple of all-time greats.

    Buddy Rich...still perhaps the quickest hands ever. Watch for the work on the hi-hat, striking it above and below. He was in his 60's in this clip:


    And Neil Peart of Rush, a true percussionist, starts at 3:10:
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    Something different. World's best drumline. The Top Secret Drum Corps from Switzerland:



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    Dream - I heard Frank Gambale with Chick Corea's Elektric Band. House of Blues, around 2005ish? Didn't know who the guy was, but man is he amazing. Nice to hear him in this setting. Interesting scat singing technique. He is employing the same technique that wind players use to rapidly articulate successive notes (double tonguing).
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    And as usual - @wygator chimes in with some great musical gems. :)
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    Hmm . . . Peart finishes playing along with the Peter Myers arrangement of "Love for Sale," made famous by the Buddy Rich band. Didn't sound like the recording from the album Big Swing Face and the Letterman band does not feature a full big band horn section. So I wonder what exactly they were piping through for Neil to play along with. o_O
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    I saw them at H.O.B. 2005 in Orlando. I discovered Gambale quite by happenstance, way back in 1987 or so, think I heard a record store in Gainesville playing an early LP of his. He is a true and vastly unappreciated jazz-fusion giant in my estimation. And a true innovator on guitar. Oh, and reportedly a very regular guy.
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    We were probably at the same show. Gambale was wearing a skull cap and just violating the guitar. It was awesome. Dave Weckl wasn't bad either. ;)
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    I'm guessing Gambale wore a rug for many years. ;) I also saw the RTF at H.O.B. on their reunion tour. Very unique, even touching, when they came on stage they came to the edge of the stage and proceeded to shake hands with and chat with adoring fans for several minutes.
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    YEP - I was at that Return to Forever show, too. Really enjoyed Al Dimeola opening the second set on solo acoustic. Chick is always amazing. I won't say too much about the other two that night except that Stanley Clarke is, of course, a legend.
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    I made the acquaintance of a guy standing next to me who told me he was a HUGE Wayne Shorter fan. Don't hear that kind of thing out on the street.
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    I saw Van Halen in 92 or 93? for the F.U.C.K. tour. AVH did like a 10 minute drum solo that morphed into the intro to "hot for teacher". His drum kit was on a platform that rose up like 30 feet in the air while he was solo'ing and there was a giant VH (Van Halen Logo) in sparks behind him. It was one of my favorite concert moments ever.

    Wish I could catch a rush concert sometime. I'm sure Peart is amazing live...
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    Since threads like this somehow always turn into di**-measuring contest, you fellows don't make me pull out Billy Cobham on you. Drum kits feared him and huddled in fetal position when he approached, sticks in hand.
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    And here's the guy who was too good for Dream Theatre:



    Check him out just after 3:00 mark ...
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    Donati is an animal. May even own Cobham:

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    He is an animal.... and that song from Carlos Santana ROCKS!
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    That's crazy dexterity.

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