Re: ...for the jazz cats ...
I was originally taught clockwise brushes. Later, Ed Thigpen (I had a few lessons with him)
taught me counter clockwise. Years later I have gone back to clockwise as I'm more comfortable with it generally because I learned it first. I know a lot of clockwise cats that
changed to counterclockwise and stayed that way....I have never met anyone who started
counterclockwise and went clockwise. I know a guy who was clockwise and then studied
with Billy Hart and switched to counterclockwise.