Abe Fogle is a drummer with a deep groove. His list of credits at the top of the music world include a couple of acts that display the deepest of pockets: I’ve heard him touring and recording with Kool and the Gang, India Arie, KC and the Sunshine Band, Wrecks-N-Effect, Kenny Lattimore, Taylor Dane, Faith Evans, and D’Angelo.
Aside from the mainstream stuff, though, he has some serious world-class jazz experience as well, having done tours with Kenny Garrett, Milt Hinton, Phillippe Saisse, George Coleman, and Jon Hendricks.
Abe also does studio programming, arranging, keyboards, music direction, and vocals & voice-overs— all in all, some really wide-ranging experience in bringing his talent to a wide range of music.
This got the attention of G.E. Smith, a leader of the Saturday Night Live Band, and Abe still does shows with him.
It also led to Abe’s current gig, with Rob Thomas, the Grammy-winning singer from Matchbox 20. Abe is touring right now with Rob, but was able to find a minute to share some of his favorites with us— from a wide-ranging talent, will be a wide-ranging show!
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Abe Fogle Playlist
Strength, Courage and Wisdom — India Arie
Album: Acoustic Soul, 2001
Drums: Abe Fogel
Kashmir — Led Zeppelin
Album: Physical Graffitti, 1975
Drums: John Bonham
Got to Get a Knutt — New Birth
Album: Birthday, 1972
Frankenstein — The Edgar Winter Group
Album: They Only Come Out At Night, 1972
Drums: Chuck Ruff
(not Just) Knee Deep — Funkadelic
Album: Uncle Jam Wants You, 1979
Drums: Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey
Resolution — John Coltrane
Album: A Love Supreme, 1964
Drums: Elvin Jones
So What — Miles Davis
Album: Kind of Blue, 1959
Drums: Jimmy Cobb
777-9311 — The Time
Album: What Time Is It?, 1982
Drums: Garry George “Jellybean” Johnson
Hocus Pocus — Focus
Album: Focus II, 1970
Drums: Pierre Van Der Linden
Siberian Khatru — Yes
Album: Close to the Edge, 1972
Drums: Bill Bruford