Re: ...for the jazz cats ...
I finally had the time to finish reading through this thread and want to thank you cats for the highly informative conversation. Lots and lots of useful info throughout the thread, and I hope you folks continue the discussion.
I'll throw this out there for any of you who may have missed this gem of a recording: Chick Corea Trio, "Further Explorations", with Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian, the so called Bill Evans Tribute. Amazing album and such tasteful drumming from Paul. Peris Scope is worth the cost alone.