Re: Vernel Fournier
It is sad. A lot of drummers have no idea who this guy is. At least the ones who do, know it counts, because he is something special. Whereas someone like Tony or Elvin were in huge ground breaking groups, Fournier was not, so very few guys outside of the jazz idiom and even a few in it would have never heard of him.
Check out the Ahmad Jamal trio on Youtube for some groovy Fournier playing everyone:)