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Drummers From A to Z > L
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 L.
Abe not only leads his own power trio but has worked with Seal, Scritti
Politti, Michele N'dgeocello, Steve Vai, Duran Duran, k.d. lang, Joe
and many others. Here's his bio and discography, courtesy of Spectrasonics.
Here's a video clip of Abe performing with Paul
Son of jazz saxophonist Oliver Lake, Gene has become a highly in-demand
player. Check out his official Web site.
Born: August 18, 1921. Died: December 23, 2003. Although he has worked
with his own group, he is still best known for his work with the Woody
With a terrifc mix of Monster Chops and showmanship, Lang has the best
of both worlds. In addition, he has worked with Geri Halliwell, Robbie
Williams, Ozzy Osbourne, Bonnie Tyler, Mick Jones, Suicidal Tendencies
and many others. Check out his brief bio above, courtesy of Sonor and
Roman is a virtuoso who performs classical, pop, and folk music
on the Continental Xylophone. Check out exclusive video of his top notch
performance at the NJ Chapter PAS Day
of Percussion and
click Roman's name above to access his official
Born: April 7, 1938. He began his career playing timbales in
Latin bands and went on to work with Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean,
Slide Hampton, the John Coltrane Quartet, Marian McPartland,
Joe Henderson, and others. He left music in 1968 to become an
attorney (under his original name Pete Sims) but returned to
playing jazz again in 1979. Here's another link on
Pete, from ArtistDirect.com.
Click the above link for Rick's Official Web site and here's an interview
with the session drummer, courtesy of Promark-stx.com.
View Lawson's bio from Jr. Swellbone's Eric Clapton Site. Ricky has worked
with Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Al
Jarreau, George Benson, Bette Midler, and numerous others.
Born: 1955. Chris joined the newly-formed Double Trouble in 1978. Two
years later, Tommy Shannon joined and both of them played with Stevie
Ray Vaughan until his tragic death in 1990. The pair then joined Charlie
Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II in the Arc Angels. Chris has also worked
with Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and jazz guitarist Larry Carlton.
The above link is courtesy of the Official DoubleTrouble Web site.
Born: October 3, 1962. Gets the facts on "T-bone," from eonline.com.
Includes movie credits and links to dozens of news stories about the Motley
Crue drummer, with and without Pamela. Here's more
Here's Paul's bio, courtesy of Regal Tip Sticks. Click here for more
He was playing with Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 16 and went on to work
with practically everyone was anyone in his time. Levey, who retired
from the music business in 1973, is truly one of the greats. Check
out his bio at the link above, Stan's official Web site.
Check out his discography,
courtesy of GetMusic.com.
Chops? No. Style? Plenty! He drove a big band with a small group approach.
Jazz drummer Melvin Sokoloff (Mel Lewis) had a great "feel"
behind the drums. Best known for his work with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis
Orchestra, this link (from Rene Laanen) features bios and discography's
of both Lewis and Jones.
Click the above link for the bio on jazz drummer/composer/bandleader Victor
Lewis, from enjarecords.com. Here's a selected discography,
courtesy of ecmrecords.com.
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Here a bio on multi-percussionist Pete Lockett, from his official Web
site. Also, check out these interviews
Check out this Dave Lombardo Tribute site, from ravenhawke.com, with bio,
discography. pics, and links to more on Dave.
Recollections of Larrie and an interview by journalist, fellow musician,
and friend James Byron Fox.
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