Recent obsessions

Left Of Center


Joe Morello
Yoron Israel
Pete McDonald
Rick Motabano
Maretta Cheng
Amy Emelianoff


Brian Blade Wayne Shorter Footprints Live!, Alegria
Hancock Brecker Hargrove Directions in Music
Joshua Redman Spirit Of the Moment, Timeless Tales, Moodswing
Art Blakey Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Monin', A Day with Art Blakey 1961 Vol 1, Mosic, Free for All
Jimmy Cobb Miles Davis Kind of Blue, Live at Stockholm 1960
Jack Dejohnette Keith Jarrett Trio Tokyo '98, Live at the Blue Note, Always Let Me Go
Elvin Jones John Coltrane A Love Supreme, Transition, Live at the Village Vangaurd, Living Space, Crescent
McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy
Grant Green Street of Dreams
Sonny Sharrock Ask the Ages
Bill Frisell Nonesuch
Philly Joe Jones John Coltrane Blue Train
Miles Davis Workin', Steamin', Relaxin', Cookin'
Roy Haynes Roy Haynes We Three
John Coltrane Live at the Vanguard
Joe Morello Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
Max Roach 20+ tapes from past Max Roach Birthday Broadcasts
Bill Stewart Pat Methany 99/00
Tony Williams Miles Davis My Funny Valintine Four and More, Nefertiti, E.S.P, Miles Smiles, Flies De Kilmanjaro
Jackie McLean Vertigo, One Step Beyond


Billy Cobham Billy Cobham Spectrum
Santana and McLauglin Love Devotion Surrendor
Steve Gadd Chick Corea The Leprechaun
Steely Dan Aja
Billy Kilson Dave Holland Quintet Live at Birdland, Prime Directive


Carter Beauford Dave Matthew's Band
Jimmy Chamberlin Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Stewart Copland The Police
Yuval Gabay Soul Coughing
Dave Grohl Nirvana, Queens of the Stone age, Foo Fighters
Rob Kruth Face to Face
Mike Marsh Dashboard Confessional
Erik Sandin NOFX
Phil Selway Radiohead
Ringo Starr The Beatles
?uestlove The Roots, The Philadelphia Experiment

Non drummer influences

Andre 3000
Bela Bartok
Leonard Bernstein
John Cage
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Del The Funky Homosapian
St. Germain
Nigel Kennedy
Shamon Malin
Gustav Mahler
Postal Service
Terry Pratchett
Damian Rice
Terry Riley
DJ Shadow
Dan Trueman
Pharell Williams