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30 minutes ago, MrCrane said:

Kenny Gradney, Richie Hayward and Sam Clayton of Little Feat

 

 

+1 for Little Feat, just add Bill Payne's piano and there's not many other rhythm sections that come close

 

And of course there'sJohn Entwistle and Keith Moon.

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Sting & Copeland complemented each other very well musically if not off stage...

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Miami Sound Machine, with or without Gloria. Somewher between hot and smokin'.

Just discovered the really excellent George Casas (bass) died this past February. I think he was the first player I noticed using a Warwick - mid/late 80s maybe?

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The original Living Colour rhythm section of Muzz Skillings and Will Calhoun come to.mind as one of the best I've seen live. 

Mars Cowling and Tommy Aldridge were pretty amazing as well...

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Peter Cetera and Danny Seraphine (early Chicago)
Tiran Porter and Keith Knudsen/John Hartman (double drummers) - (Doobie Bros)
Martin Tiefensee and Dieter Ahrendt (Lake)
Ross Valory and Steve Smith (Journey)

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3 hours ago, casapete said:

Andy Fraser and Simon Kirke, James Jamerson and Benny Benjamin, Paul and Ringo, Garry Tallent and Max Weinberg.

And of course, Keef and Charlie. 🙂

Do you not mean Bill and Charlie if this is a Stones reference?

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1 hour ago, ead said:

Do you not mean Bill and Charlie if this is a Stones reference?

he could be trying to be clever referring to the fact that Keef did indeed play bass on several seminal stones choons. :)

I'll nominate Steve Gadd and Jimmy Johnson in James Taylor's all star band. 

plus Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones in my favourite Miles Davis era.

 

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Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr with the Meters

Willie Green and Tony Hall with the Neville Brothers

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Roscoe Beck with drummer Tom Brechtline In Robbin Ford’s Blue Line, they always seem to be able to find a different groove and riff for any song Ford wrote.

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Pete and Bruce Thomas of Attractions fame. Not easy to drum with such a restless, melodic bass player and still stand out as a great drummer. 

In their heyday they made a wonderful team. 

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10 minutes ago, mybass said:

Roscoe Beck with drummer Tom Brechtline In Robbin Ford’s Blue Line, they always seem to be able to find a different groove and riff for any song Ford wrote.

I saw that lineup play about 25 years ago - another stellar rhythm section 

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Jaco & Pete Erskine

Norman Watt-Roy & Charlie Charles

and later on in Talking Heads' existence, but defo in TomTom Club - Tina Weymouth & Chris Frantz

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Billy Cobham and Leland Sklar.

Gilson lavis and Dave Swift.

Gene Lake and David Dyson.

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I never tire of hearing the "hand in a glove" rhythm section of Jon Hiseman and a favourite bassist of mine...Tony Reeves. I love their work with "Collosseum" but for me, they really show their mettle (especially during the sax solo) in John Mayall's short lived Bluesbreakers line up on his "Bare Wires" album. Here they are in full flight on a track from the album.  

 

 

 

 

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Haven’t a clue who most of the guys are. Are they all great?  I’ll throw these in from my side of the fence:-

Sam Jones, Louis Hayes

Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen

Anyone who ever powered the Basie band.

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Do not underestimate Dave Pegg and Gerry Conway.

Currently both in Fairport Convention, listen to Jethro Tull's Broadsword and the Beast for a tour-de-force that proves less can be more in the rhythm section.

Peggy has done some pretty amazing stuff with Dave Mattacks as well.

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6 hours ago, Soledad said:

Miami Sound Machine, with or without Gloria. Somewher between hot and smokin'.

Just discovered the really excellent George Casas (bass) died this past February. I think he was the first player I noticed using a Warwick - mid/late 80s maybe?

 

Seriously good band.

Yes, Jorge (George) Casas sadly passed away. Terrific musician and was her MD for years.

Here is George in a live Vegas show back in 2003.

 

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Roger Glover and Ian Paice
Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain
Pete Way and Andy Parker

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Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk (RATM/Audioslave)

Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl (Nirvana)

Caleb Scofield and JR Conners (Cave In)

Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard (Muse)

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Oooh and

Steve Digiorgio and Gene Hoglan (Death)

Sean Malone and Sean Reinert (Cynic)

Martin Mendez and Martin Lopez (Opeth)

 

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1 hour ago, lowdown said:

 

Seriously good band.

Yes, Jorge (George) Casas sadly passed away. Terrific musician and was her MD for years.

Here is George in a live Vegas show back in 2003.

 

Always loved this rhythm section. Forget the cheesy poppy MSM stuff though and check out Gloria’s album from whence this particular tune came - Mi Tierra. Just wonderful stuff if you like more authentic Latin American vibes.

Changing tack slightly, Richard Nolan and Bob Dalton from the classic It Bites lineup always floats my boat.

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