Music from Japan – Kodo

Kodo is a japanese Taiko Drum ensemble, founded 1976 under the name Sado non Kuni – Ondekoza , they gave their debut under the new  name 1981 on the Berlin Festival. Kodo means “Children of Drums ” or in another meaning “Heartbeat”, the band consists of 24 artists

Here is their sample “Spirit of Taiko ”

 

Music from the UK – Bill Bruford

William Scott “Bill” Bruford (born 17 May 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent) is an English drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, and record label owner. He was the original drummer for the progressive rock group Yes, from 1968-1972.

Here is his song “My Heart declares a holiday ”

Music from the US – Art Blakeys and the Jazz Messengers

Arthur “Art” Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990),known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, was an American Grammy Award-winningjazz drummer and bandleader. He was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Blakey was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame (in 1982), the Grammy Hall of Fame (in 2001), and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

Here is his song “No Problem”

Music from US – Adler´s Appetite

Steven Adler, was from 1985- 1990 the drummer of the Guns n Roses together with Slash,  he joined the group 1985 and they recorded together  the most successful albums “Appetite for Destruction ” and ” Guns N Roses Lies “. Axl Rose replaced him 1990 due to his massive drug problems . In 2008 he went to rehab in the TV Show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew . He founded  his own band “Adlers Appetite” in 2003. Here is his newest single from “The One that you hated ” 2012. Good to have him back ^^