Originally Posted by 8Mile
What I love about the way Roy plays Stolen Moments is his pickup note with the brushes. We've talked about playing in the cracks between straight and swung 8th notes, but Roy goes to the other side and plays it like a dotted 8th note. It's very compressed and gives it a feel that contrasts beautifully with the very swung phrases the rest of the band are playing.
I love that
it gives that tension and release ...... similar to the little 16th note flutters you hear guys like Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette , Roy Haynes and the like play while comping