Since Vanilla Fudge, Carmine has anchored Cactus, Beck/Bogart and Appice, and KGB. Now he is the driving force behind Rod Stewart.
Jack DeJohnette is one of those few for whom we reserve the title "Drummers' Drummer". His talents transcend "chops", "licks", and other common descriptives.
The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra has been going strong for some thirteen years now, consistent poll winners, and the hit of almost every jazz festival they perform at. All the more reason for my shock when drummer co-leader Mel Lewis informed me that, "there haven't been any profits yet; the profits have all been in the music making — and in the fun and pleasure."
Sid Catlett, to those unfamiliar with the name, was considered one of the greatest jazz drummers of the 30's and early 40's, and is still recognized as one of the most significant forces in the evolution of the art of jazz drumming.