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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…

Jan 23, 2017

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…

May 12, 2004