Talking Heads, “Once in a Lifetime,” Remain in Light, 1980 (Chris Frantz: drums, percussion).
Drumming, at its best, poses a challenge to its collaborators in not only its tempos and time signatures but also in its spirit, its capacity to overwhelm or defer dynamics. All good drumming shares the common element of shepherding its ensembles.
Willie Nelson, “My Own Peculiar Way,” Teatro, 1998 (Victor Indrizzo and Tony Mangurian: drums, percussion).
The Wild Tchoupitoulas, “Hey Hey (Indians Comin’),” The Wild Tchoupitoulas, 1976 (Zigaboo Modeliste: drums).
Freddie Hubbard, “Mr. Clean,” Straight Life, 1970 (Jack DeJohnette: drums).
Charles Tolliver / Music Inc., “Earl’s World,” Compassion, 1980 (Alvin Queen: drums).
Emmylou Harris, “Where Will I Be,” Wrecking Ball, 1995 (Brian Blade: drums).
Seal, “Dreaming in Metaphors,” Seal, 1994 (Andy Newmark: drums).
Marvin Gaye, “Trouble Man,” Trouble Man, 1972 (Marvin Gaye: drums).
Talk Talk, “Ascension Day,” Laughing Stock, 1991 (Lee Harris: drums).