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).
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).
Talk Talk, “Ascension Day,” Laughing Stock, 1991 (Lee Harris: drums).
Peter Gabriel, “The Rhythm of the Heat,” Security, 1982 (Jerry Marotta: drums, percussion).