Jose is a good drummer. I think he is alot like Ringo, the way people describe Ringo that is. He doesn't over play parts and he plays whats appropriate for the music. He is smooth and solid and has some great creative beats. I've seen and heard lots of drummers with phenomenal chops but alot of them don't have their own flava to their playing. I think that's what seperates Jose and other professionals from the average drummer.