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Bissonette Gregg

Musicians or bands:

Ringo Starr, Santana, Toto, Matt Bissonette, Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth, Tania Maria, Gino Vinelli, Electric Light Orchestra, Andy Summers, The Pat Boone Heavy Metal Big Band, Linda Ronstadt, The Kottonmouth Kings, Duran Duran, The Counting Crowes, Vanessa Carlton, Joe Satriani, Brian Wilson, Brandon Fields, Walt Fowler, John Patitucci, Jeff Berlin, Richie Kotzen, Eric Ragno, Ray Mantor, Vox Tempus, Lanny Cordola, Tim Heintz, Scott Breadman, Mike Norton, Mustard Seeds, Luis Conte, Michael Thompson, Brett Tuggle, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Abe Laboriel, Nathan East, Steve Vai, Randy Waldman, Neil Stubenhaus, Grant Geissman, David Garfield, Michael Fisher, Steve Bailey, Larry Carlton, Jann Arden

Biography and commentary:

Gregg Bissonette (born in 1959) has become well-known in the "fusion" big band of Maynard Ferguson, with a very versatile playing (rock, jazz, funk, latin, reggae, metal, fusion, pop, etc.) and technical (ghost notes, improvisation, military rudiments, double bass drum , brushes, 4 limbs independence, etc.). Gregg has made a remarkable passage in the legendary progressive rock band Toto and recorded with various electric guitar virtuosos (Frank Gambale, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth). Gregg had the honor to play at the first concert in tribute to Buddy Rich with nothing less than Louie Bellson and Dennis Chambers in improvised trio (a great moment in the history of the drumset). Gregg is also a pioneer like Dave Weckl of instructional drumset videos and gives master classes worldwide.

Marc De Douvan, publication in French: March 3, 2009 (for the translation in English: July 12, 2015)

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