The drummers who have influenced me are many and their influence on the history of music is considerable. Art Blakey was and still is one of the most influential Groove Masters. Art's feel was both muscular and sensitive.
Nobody can channel Al Jackson better than Steve Jordan. Known as "MR. Authentic". Steve's playing on the Blues Brothers recordings and with Chuck Berry are notable for for his faithfulness to the sounds of the original drummers. Steve has been a fixture in the New York studios as a drummer and producer.
The gentlemen mentioned here created and kept a foundation that raised the level of every piece of music they played on. They are but a few of the many great drummers and rhythm sections I will be talking about in the future. Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.