Top Three Musicians Each Instrument?

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  1. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    A great description also of Kenny Aronoff.
     
  2. tch

    tch Huh? Skier

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    Since we're offering up evidence/entertainment:

     
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    Lorenzzo Snow Skier Skier

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    I've been streaming up a storm off the mentions in this thread. Thanks everyone. While there are some that get obvious nods as among the greats, the next tier is awesome as well. Among those it's hard to separate style from accomplishment.
     
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    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Funny how genre constraints are assumed... or something. Great guitarists. No one mentioned Julian Bream, Sharon Isbin, or Christopher Parkening. Or, for that matter, Django or Les Montgomery. Just saying ... not to take anything away from the many greats already mentioned. Great to hear from the Doc Watson fans.
     
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  6. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Vintage Gear Historian/Graphic Designer Industry Insider

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    I like Steve Harris from Iron Maiden on bass:
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    ...and flea
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    and Mike Dirnt
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    Guitar:
    Vernon Reid
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    Johnny Ramone
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    Joe Strummer
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    Drums:
    Tre Cool
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    Dave Grohl
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    Steven Adler
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  7. skibob

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    I think I mentioned Django. Or I only thought it. Regardless, spot on.
     
  8. Philpug

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    This all comes down to the era of music we like. I am not an afficianado by any means but this is who I like:

    Guitar:
    Steve Howe
    Brian May
    Jimi Hendrix
    All were so distinct on their playing that you knew it could only be them

    Drums:
    John Bonham
    Carl Palmer
    Phil Collins

    Keyboard/Vocal/Writers
    Elton John
    Bill Joel
    (But the early years when both were angry.)
    Paul McCartney

    Best backup bands:
    Anyone who played with Steely Dan, When get a chance watch Classic Albums Steely Dan - Aja.
    The Blues Brother Band, amazing studio musicians.
     
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  9. rpk4dotcom

    rpk4dotcom More Retro memories???? Skier

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    I have officially thought about this for way too long and have realized I may never have an answer.
     
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    Such a subjective area and since I'm just a listener, not a musician, I feel like a novice skier being asked to rank the world's most challenging ski areas. From my baby boomer perspective, Lorenzzo's nominations look pretty good.
    As a person who lived through the Jimi Hendrix era, I gotta say he was really special. Probably surpassed technically by Stevie Ray Vaughn and many others since in the blues/rock genre, but Hendrix was an innovator - so different from the bubble gum music that preceded him - and given more time, who knows where he would have gone. From what I know he picked up the guitar fairly late, age 15 or 16, and developed the skills the world knew him for in just a few years using a freak-of-nature, left handed, upside down technique. What he brought to electric guitar playing with distortion, amplification, feedback, speed and sheer volume was unlike anything before in pop music - a psychedelic paradigm shift:)
    Good 2013 PBS documentary about him:
     
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  11. agreen

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    I'm late to the party but can we include vocals to the discussion?
    Robert Plant, I know I know a little cliche
    Steve Tyler
    Bono, favorite would be the song Bad
     
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    rpk4dotcom More Retro memories???? Skier

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    Just found myself thinking about it again...
     
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    Guitar is difficult, there have been many great guitarists and then you have various disciplines, genres and tastes but I would put Michael Hedges on the list. Not as well known but an amazing guitarist whose time ended to soon.
     
  14. crgildart

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    Ya, Earl Klugh and Al Di Meola belong on a lot of best guitar lists as well. I went for "fun to watch" and pleasant to listen to as a main descriptor, perhaps weighted even a bit heavier than OMG unbelievable technical chops and speed. I've seen Ingvie live in a smaller club. Dazzling and amazing.. but not as fun for me to watch or listen to as my top 3 personally.

    I like that MWPete mentioned Trey Cool. As a drummer primarily, he doesn't do anything way out of my wheelhouse but he does it FASTER with a way tighter pocket than I've ever had. Super fun to watch and listen to all around kick ass punk drummer.
     
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