Re: Mike Clark
I looooooove Mike Clark. He's one of those guys who never really comes up when asked about who my favorite drummers are, but he's definitely one of them, and he's definitely shaped my drumming. His playing on "Butterfly" is just so tasteful and soulful. Thrust overall is amazing, and same for Flood. That 8th-note pulse of his just grooves on by while he does some hip 16th note syncopation on top.
Pocketman, I think I saw him during the same tour. He had a young, rising-star sax player who tore it up too. I also saw Mike 2 or 3 years ago in NYC playing with the Headhunters band. That band is true musical gospel.