This is a new feature here on Figment News where I’ll highlight a real band that I wish I’d made up.  You know, as a fake band.  Make sense?  No?  That’s half the point.  Stop thinking and start rockin’!

Okay, so Bernard Purdie is not a band per se, but he’s one hell of a musician, and when you hear him play it certainly sounds like there is more than one person playing – that’s how good he is.  Here’s “the most recorded drummer in the world” playing the 16th Note Shuffle. Take it away Bernard!

And as an added bonus here’s Bernard talking about his long career in the music business.

4 Responses to “Bands I Wish I’d Made Up #2 – Bernard Purdie”

  1. theHoseman Says:

    His heart beats in SMPTE! Amazing stuff.

  2. Larry Says:

    Wow, great stuff.

    Also, I love me some drum solos. Here’s another one I recently received.

    http://links.larry.org/axfvf

    Rock and roll!

  3. Eric Says:

    thehoseman – SMPTE – love it!

    Larry – that was great. Flashy too!

  4. frizbee Says:

    Both of those drummers are great. I love Bernie’s style; it’s just so smooth, but it has groove to it. And the other guy is flashy as hell. I love a drummer that can also give you a show. One of my all time favorite drummers is Robert Sweet from Stryper. Not only is he a great drummer, and he has POWER, but he’s also entertaining to watch. There’s a reason he was credited as Visual Timekeeper in all of the liner notes.

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