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Daru Jones's (Jack White, Gloria Gaynor, Pete Rock) Top 5 Drumming Moments That Shaped His Style

October 27, 2020

Today’s guest is Daru Jones. My God I love Daru. While he definitely puts focus on appearances, as you can see if you’ve ever seen his drum set, Daru has certain sway to his feel that makes it impossible to sit or stand still when you hear his groove. He’s two-time Grammy Award winning player who’s worked with Jack White, Gloria Gaynor, Pete Rock, Slum Village, Jamie Lidell, Talib Kweli, Dwight Yoakam and many many more. I’m sure you picked up on the diversity of that list…and that goes to show how versatile Daru IS as a drummer and producer. This is a great show and I’ve become obsessed with all of Daru’s choices. Cheers. 


Now Are We by Marvin Winans and the Perfected Praise Choir from the album Introducing Perfect Praise (Drummer Mario "Skeeter" Winans)


Distortion To Static by The Roots of the album Do You Want More?!?!?!?!! (Drummer: Questlove)


I'm Tweeked / Attack Of The 20 lb Pizza Vinnie Calaiuta off his self-titled solo record. (Drummer: Vinnie Colauita)


Freedomland by Yellowjackets from the album Greenhouse (Drummer: Will Kennedy)


Paint the World by Chick Corea Elektric Band 2 (Drummer: Gary Novak)


Holy Thursday by David Axelrod from the album Song of Innocence

Bonus: (Drummer: Earl Palmer)


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