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  • adj. Lacking a drummer


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drummer +‎ -less


  • He has brought a country twang into the jazz vocabulary, first by creating music that had a distinctly rural, open-field sound, then in recent years by creating a variety of chamber groups — often drummerless ensembles highlighted by violins and cello — to expand this unique approach in a variety of ways.

    With a Country Twang

  • "Sotto Voce" Aum Fidelity, 2006 announced a stunning drummerless concept, including Mr. Fowlkes and anchored by "human beatbox" Napoleon Maddox.

    Brooklynite Writes Jazz With a Poet's Pen

  • It is unfair to presume that the voices of Dash/Lily and Nick/Nora are Levithan and Cohn's signature style, repeating similar character descriptions and prop-like topics such as the drummerless band, when I have yet to read their second novel, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List.

    Caitlin Colford: Required Holiday Reading: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

  • As the pianist and bandleader in a drummerless trio, Krall accomplishes the difficult feat of providing both the rhythm and the melody for every song.

    She's An Errand Girl For Rhythm

  • Beginning with the habanera beat dancing beneath "Douce Ambience," the bass and rhythm guitar of Mr. Christopher's drummerless quartet announce a strong rhythmic emphasis.

    A Mark That Can't Be Washed Away

  • 'It's simply and solely because we're all, poor wretches, dumb -- dumb as butts of Malmsez; dumb as drummerless drums.

    The Return

  • Excellent for home use, and actually very usable in drummerless jam sessions down at the pub.

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • Lee Engele celebrates her pleasant, drummerless six-song EP "In the Key of L," which features a nice slice of Burt Bacharach ("Walk on By") and a fun duet with guitar man Reynold rss feed

  • + In the late 1950s, The Beatles were drummerless for an entire year.


  • The band often went drummerless, opting for a keyboard-heavy, Casiopunk version of their single "Evident Utensil."

    Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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