Originally Posted by fixmejesus
Yeah he's a great drummer, but he sounds just like any other great Jazz drummer.
sounds JUST like any other great jazz drummer?!
man, ron carter said it best when interviewed on elvins jones' video "different drummer: elvin jones"
"in order to understand elvin's contribution to the drums as an intstrument, first you have to listen to a record of a pre-elvin jones drummer, listen to an elvin jones record, and then listen to a record of a post elvin jones drummer."
to say that he sounds just like any other great jazz drummer shows a lack of understanding of the history of drums as an instrument.