Re: Billy Martin
If you didn't know, Billy sounds a lot like his mentor Bob Moses, only not as tight. To hear where Billy 'got it' from, check out some Moses stuff. Moses is the 'man' for jazzy ethnic stylin' and a true soloist in the sense of the groove.
Moses sat in on my kit once, the first time I heard him interact with a band live. Every hit was solid and had meaning, a consummate pro. A virtual unknown american legend, Moses is responsible for billy's foundation, he's worth checking out.