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25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming: Vinnie Colauita, “The Central Scrutinizer”

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25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming – Day 3: Vinnie Colauita, “The Central Scrutinizer,” from Joe’s Garage by Frank Zappa

Vinnie Colauita has the ability to make the challenging seem easy and likewise the near-impossible. His drumming on the opening track to Frank Zappa’s Joe’s Garage is a rhythmic pastiche so off-kilter and devilishly difficult it’s had to believe that Colauita not only had to play, but also sight-read these parts. Stunning.

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