Re: John Riley
John Riley is fantastic.... I have to say, he used to play a little more energetic when he was younger. He's intellectualised it, normally that makes me angry but with guys like Erskine, Riley, Stewart it just comes off sounding extremely hip.
Watch out for Comp Example #4 in Bop drumming... Until you can get that perfectly consistent at 40-220 bpm, you can't play it yet