Re: Terry Bozzio
All too often, drummers who are extremely techinically accomplished just blaze away with nothing musical to say, but Terry Bozzio manages to employ his considerable ability in the service of *music,* not drumming as an "extreme sport."
When TB was touring with Jeff Beck a couple years ago, Jeff and the keyboard player would drop out completely during the tune "Scatterbrain" and let Terry take over, playing the riff on his toms while keeping the groove going underneath. Incredible!
If you're familiar with that song, then you know it's hard enough for most drummers to just play the groove alone. But to play the melody as well...wow.