Best Drumming Of 2018

By December 21, 2018No Comments

The holiday season is just around the corner and with all that free time on our hands it would be worth checking out some quality music played by some of the best drummers out there. 2018 in fact, has been very prolific for drummers in general, serving as sidemen for other artists or leaders on their own projects. There has been so much music released lately, it’s time to catch up!

Here’s a list of some albums I had time to check out and what I will be looking forward to hear:


– BLOW. – Donny McCaslin – Drummer Mark Guiliana 


– POCKET CHANGE – Nate Smith – Drummer Nate Smith


– TIME – Louis Cole – Drummer Louis Cole

– REAL TIME – Richard Spaven – Drummer Richard Spaven

– THE BUFFERING COCOON – Now Vs Now – Drummer Justin Tyson 


– THE FEARLESS FLYERS – The Fearless Flyers – Drummer Nate Smith


– CHINESE BUTTERFLY – Chick Corea/Steve Gadd – Drummer Steve Gadd

– LITTLE BIG – Aaron Parks – Drummer Tommy Crane

– SWAGISM – Ghost Note – Drummer Robert Sput Searight

– STEVE GADD BAND – Steve Gadd Band – Drummer Steve Gadd

– THE EMANCIPATION PROCRASTINATION – Christian aTunde Adjuah – Drummer Corey Fonville 


– OXNARD – Anderson. Paak – Drummer Anderson. Paak


– COMBO 66 – John Scofield – Drummer Bill Stewart

– A HANDRUM STAR – Gogo Penguin – Drummer Rob Turner

– THE QUESTIONS – Kurt Elling – Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts

– STILL DREAMING – Joshua Redman – Drummer Brian Blade

– LINES IN THE SAND – Antonio Sanchez & Migration – Drummer Antonio Sanchez


– MAPS – Marijus Aleksa – Drummer Marijus Aleksa

– WILKES – Sam Wilkes – Drummer Various

– DISPLACED DIASPORA – Moses Boyd – Drummer Moses Boyd


– DISSOLUTION – The Pineapple Thief – Drummer Gavin Harrison

– THE SEA WITHIN – The Sean Within – Drummer Marco Minneman


– THANK YOU FOR TODAY – Death Cab For Cutie – Drummer Jason McGerr


– CHRIS DAVE & THE DRUMHEDZ – Chris Dave & The Drumhedz – Drummer Chris Dave

– VENTRILOQUISM – Meshell Ndegeocello – Drummer Abraham Rounds

Wishing everyone a great holiday season,

‘till next year! 

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