Re: Eloy Casagrande
I saw him playing in MD2005 DVD and felt his technique is awesome. Very fast & beautiful strokes, great 4-way coordination especially that clave stuff, and astonishing bass drum playing. I loved his samba groove, started in 6/8 and then moved smoothly to 4/4 feel.
I guess he still need to learn more how to build up his solo. The last minutes of his solo was not well-organized, especially cymbals. Jon Willis, the winner of over-18 category, was much better from this perspective. But he is still 14y/o and I think he can do it.