while my current primary focus is drumset now (jazz, funk, rock, etc.), i started out drumming with various percussion (latin percussion - congas, bongos, etc & some brazilian, african, and middle eastern as well).
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recently i've been using mainly my lil gretsch bebop kit (12,14,18 & 13x6 oak snare)... 20" ride, 15" crash, 17" crash, 13" hh), hardware by various manufacturers. i also have a fusion size kit (8,10,12,14,22,14x5) and a yamaha dtxpress III electronic kit.
i have a great many that i look to for inspiration (off the top of my head and in no particular order): elvin jones, max roach, tony williams, bernard purdie, steve gadd, zigaboo modeliste, and the list goes on and on... there is a wealth of talent - living and who have passed on - who continue to shape the art of drumming today.
joni mitchell, herbie hancock, coltrane, miles davis, horace silver, stevie wonder, michael jackson, fiona apple, bjork, prince, wayne shorter, roy haynes, the meters, fela kuti, i love all styles of music as long as the human spirit is clearly at the center of the expression...
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