Originally Posted by finnhiggins
Stunning, but simultaneously underwhelming. How do you communicate that?
I agree with your assessment. I was listening to Chick Corea (accoustic band) Live! (from 1991) and the drumming is stunning and virtuostic yet completely out of place in a 3 man jazz combo. I hadn't listened to this cd in probably 10 years, and I used to be amazed out how 'great' of a jazz drummer Weckl is. But 10 years later, it sounds the same as the stuff he plays today. I also have a much healthier dose of 40-60s jazz for comparison, and have to say that I just don't get the forward thinking big rock sound of Weckl on Live!