Re: ...for the jazz cats ...
Wannabe jazz cat here. I'm concentrating on getting the ride pattern down, and starting to comp with the snare. I kind of enjoy it more than the stuff I need to practice for my band, but that doesn't matter so much as I feel the coordination and control feeds through into my rockier stuff anyway. And I just moved cities and in the new place there's a good jazz jam night and a regular 'jazz workshop' which I hope to become part of.
Listening to lots of Blakey, Miles, Coltrane, Monk etc
Uptempo ride is just a dream at the moment