Originally Posted by Womble
...he really starts to struggle with those bass drum 16ths! I find that kind of approach to the drums so much more exciting than watching someone you know can play it all..unless it's Vinnie of course.
I know EXACTLY what you mean, Vinnie exception and all. There's one song from Chick Corea's "Mad Matter" record where Steve Gadd is obviously in new territory, and his beat just falls apart! Of course he never loses sight of the pulse (that's Gadd for ya), but there's no way you could transcribe what he played because things got so mangled. And any drummer that gets that far out there, however good or horrible they may be, definitely gets my respect because it shows they are willing to push themselves further than their current limits. So kudos to Terreon, I look forward to hearing him progress.