PROG: Music for Musical Minds

drum solo O_o

Jon Ardito

I was surfing around on the Modern Drummer website as I tend to do most mornings… Instead of useful tips on drumming or upcoming events I’d consider attending, my eyes drifted to a link titled 20 Classic Prog Albums and I sure am happy they did. It’s easy to get lost in contemporary music when it’s forced on us from all angles. However, it’s great when the nostalgia of it’s roots sets in to remind us where it all came from.

Progressive music showed us many things; one of them being impeccable drumming. When I think about the most influential drummers of all time, I immediately default to guys like Bill Bruford, Terry Bozzio, Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Peart, and Carl Palmer. I maintain that the 60s and 70s were the best musical decades ever and that just would not have been the case without these top of the line players and…

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