Re: Steve Jansen
Steve is versatile due to his high degree of musicality and technical ability, but I also feel he is most definately distinctive, being possibly the most original and creative drummer I have ever heard. His playing is always fluid, intelligent and musical, never distracted by ego. His sense of time and feel is second to none, and he plays with cadence and a very rare elegance. Listening to the way in which Steve constructs and plays these rhythmic designs is like listening to poetry at its best.
I believe he is underrated because he is modest in his presentation, and focusses on subtlety and musicality, rather than crudity or showmanship.