He's one of my top 5 drummers. I wish he'd been on the "The Doors of the 21st Century" tour that came through a few years ago but, he wasn't so, unfortunately I haven't caught him live...yet.
I love his jazz style and breathability on the instrument. Without John Densmore on drums, no Doors.
Here's a couple of, what I think are good examples of that:
Happy Birthday John Densmore.
From the Album "Absolutely Live"
"Shaman's blues" Words & music: Jim Morrison Album: "The soft parade" (40th Anniversary Edition) Yet another great song from "The soft parade" album. John gives the track a great tempo, Ray's keyboard is on fire, Robby adds his liquid magic and Jim's vocal perormance shows to everyone who the Shaman is.
I'm a spy in the house of love. I know the dream, that you're dreamin' of. I know the way that you long to hear. I know your deepest, secret fear. TUXIANA
Para algunos ,Jim fue un poeta , con su alma atrapada entre el cielo y el infierno. Para otros otra fugaz estrella de rock que se estrello y consumió. Pero lo cierto es .......que es imposible consumirse si no se esta ardiendo. http://vimeo.com/19414497