Re: ...for the jazz cats ...
Nice to come back to all these great links and books etc - thanks guys!
Henri, that Idris Soulful Drums is nuts - awesome. The vibe reminded me of the Take Five solo but with stuttering(?) singles like Max. For some reason it always makes me think of leaves crackling underfoot in autumn. (Hmm, seems I need a new replacement for cigarettes)
Larry, I like Eighty One but Free for All hits the spot - how about that washy ride sound? Art's solo reminds me of Ginger Baker at the start - no, really! (I read that Art won a drum duel between him and Ginger).
"Stating of a theme followed by fierce blowing" ... isn't that the very definition of jazz? ;-)
David, alas, the live Idris clip didn't cut through my gnat-like attention span.