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Drummers From A to Z > G
Your complete resource to info on the most famous drummers
in the world. This page contains everyone who's anyone with a last name
beginning in the letter G.
Video Clips of Steve Gadd playing at ADAA Honoring of Steve Gadd:
Born: April 9, 1945. Stan Mulder's Steve Gadd Page contains bio, interview,
photos, equipment set-up, and discography. Transcriptions of some of
Gadd's fills in MP3 and Midi too, although I haven't heard these yet.
Also, a couple of links were broken when I checked it out.
This drummer/producer has worked with Antonio Hart, J.T.Taylor of Kool
and the Gang, Marc Cary, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Lonnie Liston Smith,
and many others. This is her own Official Web site.
Born: November 4, 1946. What's the funkiest band of all time? I'd say
Tower of Power. And drummer Garibaldi ranks right up there with the funkiest
drummers of all time. Enjoy this abbreviated bio, selected discography,
and list of instructional books and videos he has authored. Compliments
of Evans drumheads. You'll also dig this interview
with David, from phatdrumloops.com.
Check out the drummer/vocalist/songwriter with the power rock trio King's
X at his own site (through the link above) and at the Official King's
X site. You'll also find lots of info at KingsX.net,
a site for fans of the trio.
Currently the drummer for Simple Minds, Mel has played for Robert Palmer,
Elton John, Tina Turner, Pretenders, and many others. Click the above link for
his official Web site and here for a discography.
Born: February 6, 1957. Click the above link for a brief bio and discography
on the works of this drummer from the Netherlands.
Gregg has recorded with Roger Daltrey, Billy Idol, Gloria Estefan, Mayday,
Iggy Pop, Madonna, and others. Here's his homepage that includes his itinerary,
photos, bio, drum setup, interviews, discography, and more.
Not only has percussionist Doc Gibbs worked with some of the finest musicians
in the industry but he's also the musical director for Emeril Live! (The
hottest cooking show on the cable Food Network- TVFN.) Check him out.
Born: December 15, 1892. Died: October, 1961. William (Billy) Gladstone
was a multi-faceted percussionist who worked in the pit orchestra of Radio
City Music Hall for many years. One of the greatest snare drummers who
ever lived, many famous drummers studied technique with him in the 1940's
and 50's. Courtesy drumcenter.com.
Born: July 19, 1965. An international solo percussionist, Evelyn has worked
with the Baltimore Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Detroit
Symphony, National Symphony (Washington), Los Angeles Philharmonic, New
York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Symphony, St Louis Symphony and Toronto
Symphony orchestras. She also records exclusively for the RCA/BMG label.
All the more remarkable since Evelyn is deaf, and plays by feeling the
music through vibrations rather than hearing it. Learn all about her and
see her video interview, courtesy of GetMusic.com.
Paul is an LA drummer who has played on numerous TV and Movie soundtracks and
also finds time to work with his own quartet. Check out audio clips and more
on his Official Web site.
Born: 1945. Jim Gordon (James Beck Gordon), one of the great session drummers,
worked with many top talents in the business until mental illness struck.
Click the above link for an article on Jim that appeared in the Rolling
Stone in 1985, courtesy of the University of Oregon Web site. Here's a
on Jim, from ArtistDirect.com and an alternate discography,
from Warr.Org. Also, some recollections
by some of those who knew Jim Gordon.
I knew Danny pre-Pat Metheny. We both studied with Joe Morello at the
same time. He's a good friend, a great musician, and one of the nicest
guys in the business. Click his name above for Danny's Official Web site.
Also, check out his bio at
Excite.com, an interview
with Dan by MikeBrannon, from JazzReview.com, and more info
Leader of his own PoBand, Saxtet, and Dixie Peppers, and sideman with
Rob Brown, Steve Swell, Burton Greene, Bob Magnuson, Alice Paraker, Bruce
Eisenbeil, and Steve Swell to name a few. Find out what jazzman Lou has
been up to, from the Europe Jazz Network.
As a performer, Rick has worked with Abe Laboriel, Mike Porcaro, Bill
Dillon, Mark Jordan, Long John Baldry, Carol Pope, Peter Cardinali,
others. He has also written a well-received book of drumset exercises.
Pick up some sample licks at Rick's own site. And don't miss Tiger Bill's
review of Rick's book/CD, Rick's
Eric Kamau Gravatt
Check out this jazz drummer, a regular on the
Philadelphia jazz scene, at his Official Web site.
Born: August 20, 1941. Besides his role as a jazz drummer in the '60s,
Milford is also an acupunturist, herbalist, and has dedicated years to
the study to music therapy. Here's his discography.
Sonny is best known for his work as stickman behind one of the hippest
rhythm sections in history. Check out his brief bio, courtesy of Harlem.org.
Rayford has toured with Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, The Isley Brothers,
Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Bette Midler, Babyface, George Duke, Jeff
Lorber, Stephanie Mills, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny G, Rodney Franklin,
Angela Winbush, Cameo, DeBargeo, and many others. This is his Official
Born: May 27, 1927. I'm looking for a good link on Freddie. If you've
got one, please click
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Born: October 31, 1939. This drummer/composer/producer has recorded with
Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, The Byrds, Thelonius Monk, Oscar Peterson,
Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, and many others. This is his Official Web site.
Born: October 30, 1951. Former third of the John McLaughlin trio for four
years, Trilok now plays with his own group and concentrates on blending
Eastern and Western music and percussion instruments. Check out his bio,
compliments of the Europe Jazz Network, and his current cymbal
setup, courtesy of Zildjian.com.
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