Vinnie Colaiuta’s All Time Best Drum Solo

I know I will get grief about this. And I welcome the debate because what it means is that I (and therefore you) will find out about more great Vinnie solos that rival this one. I have loved this particular solo since I first saw it, which was about 25 years ago. I even have a lot of it transcribed…in various notebooks lying around the apartment. So, readers, if you are interested, let me know and I can try to pull the pieces together and post a transcription.

Here it is….Vinnie Colaiuta at Zildjian Day in New York from 1984. This is the first solo …..not the odd time solo he takes later in the performance. My favorite part begins at 2:32 and ends at 3:13. It’s 45 seconds of pure blistering madness Vinnie style. You’re going to love this. YouTube Preview Image