Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

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Re: Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

Postby Rodge » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:33 pm

Chester made a lot of « cheese » with Phil/Genesis, I think...
I can’t see him playing some straight ahead Jazz, but why not, like Charlie Watts, when you don’t have any money problems, I guess... :-)
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Postby Pocketplayer » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:50 pm

Chester's kids attended a school I worked at...used to pick them up and
nobody knew who he was...he played at the high school function with
A players...did a fusion style gig...deer in the headlights from the student...
I wanted to yell out, "Kids...this is CHESTER THOMPSON...Zappa, Genesis"
but they would still be clueless unless I said, "Phil Collins...you do know who
that is right?" Chester was a very humble man...sweet!

Zoro a church preacher drummer now?



When you do covers you open yourself to all the other who can nail a cover...
and your style is exposed over playing what you do best...compare the two;



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Re: Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:13 am

I got to wonder a bit about Chad Wackerman. Probably involved in less known sessions and home recording?

Seem to remember reading about his wife being ill somewhere.

Only things I have found out is:

He was at PASIC last year.
Seems he has a trio.
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Re: Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

Postby Patrick Tiglao » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:49 pm

According to his FB page Chad has been getting over some deep family stuff. I wish him the best!



It would be nice to hear Chester Thompson play some jazz again.
I really dig the Weather Report stuff he did.
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Re: Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

Postby Paul Marangoni » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:56 pm

Chad teaches (also via Skype) and still does plenty of session work. Chester was recently working with Jeff Berlin (in Nashville, where they both live).
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Re: Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

Postby langmick » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:21 pm

Woah, here's Chad playing with Dark Star Orchestra, a Grateful Dead tribute...gotta find this recording.



Classic Wackerman.

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Re: Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

Postby Patrick Tiglao » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:18 am

langmick wrote:Woah, here's Chad playing with Dark Star Orchestra, a Grateful Dead tribute...gotta find this recording.



Classic Wackerman.



I knew Chad was a flexible player,but this Dead tribute stuff is once again a testament to this dude's greatness.

Chester and Jeff berlin. Now that is something to die for in my book.
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Re: Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

Postby GoAndPractice » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:07 pm

I often wonder about the big name drummers (who arent actual celebrities) and wonder what paid their bills for this month.
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Re: Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

Postby bored at work » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:07 am

GoAndPractice wrote:I often wonder about the big name drummers (who arent actual celebrities) and wonder what paid their bills for this month.


Like who?
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Re: Drummers Who Seemed to Dissapear.

Postby GoAndPractice » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:47 pm

bored at work wrote:
GoAndPractice wrote:I often wonder about the big name drummers (who arent actual celebrities) and wonder what paid their bills for this month.


Like who?


Anyone besides Tommy Lee, Travis Barker, Ringo Starr, Dave Grohl etc... Basically everyone on Drummerworld minus the huge name players who have celeb status or are definitely getting large royalty checks in the mail from being in a huge band (Stewart Copeland, Chad Smith)

In my mind I like to put musicians' fame into these tiers to keep perspective:

1) Has grandma heard of them? Ringo Starr
2) Have parents heard of them? Tommy Lee
3) Have normal friends heard of them? Dave Grohl
4) Have musician friends heard of them? Steve Gadd
5) Have drummer friends heard of them? Jonathan Moffett

Sort of how you hear the phrase "world renown" get tossed around in musician bios. "...a world renown trombonist".... yeah right....

I'd really like to see tax returns for all the career drummers out there. I'm sure we'd be surprised at how close we all are with a few outliers. Life as a musician is a roller coaster month-to-month. Keeping this in mind helps me keep my head up when I'm in a trough.... It almost always gets better. And when it's on the up and I'm playing in front of a few thousand people I need to appreciate the moment, because like 99.9999% of drummers out there, in a couple months I'll be playing small local gigs again with my old crew and that's cool too.

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