Re: Hello, I'm new here :)
A warm welcome here as well.
One great resource that's severely underutilized is: The Evolution of Jazz Drumming (Book CD & DVD) by Danny Gottlieb.
Read, watch and listen to this and you'll be well informed on how we've gotten to this point.
"I found that to really make money, you had to give up music. So I gave up money" - Mel Lewis