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Jaki Liebezeit: Hero to a Generation of Thinking Alternative Groovers

by Ingo Baron “The first time I heard Jaki Liebezeit’s playing with Can,” says Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, “I was hooked. You can tell instantly that there was so much going on with his playing just under the surface. His…

Modern Drummer
Jan 23, 2017


Odd times, intergalactic themes, and more tom-toms. Rock drumming gets interesting.   1. King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) Crimson’s original drummer, Michael Giles, slays on this cornerstone of prog rock. Though he left the band…

Modern Drummer
Jul 23, 2012

Josh Garza with Electric Flower

My name is Josh Garza. I play with the Secret Machines and I have also started a new project called Electric Flower. I always considered TSM a “space-rock” band, following in the footsteps of acts like Brian Eno, La Dusseldorf,…

Modern Drummer
Nov 9, 2011

Jaki Liebezeit: Can’s Rhythm Wizard Builds A New Kind Of Beat

photo by Heinrich Klaffs “In a way, I think the drumkit is finished.” Jaki Liebezeit didn’t get where he is today by mincing words—or beats. On the ’60s/’70s cusp, Jaki and his cohorts in the German ensemble Can conducted sonic…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004