Originally Posted by darkcherryfade
Don't tell me what I know or don't know, because you don't know me. This isn't about how simple or complex his playing is. I know Gadd can play anything he wants, and that he doesn't want to play Vinnie or Marco Minneman=style solos with ridiculous chops over crazy polyrhythms at blazing speeds. He doesn't play that kind of stuff, and he can't. No drummer can play EVERYTHING. He hasn't needed to play that kind of stuff, and he doesn't need to, and he never will need to. What does that mean? He plays what he needs to play with amazing feel and flavor, which to me is the realization of a great MUSICIAN on any instrument. But his technique and chops don't amaze me, pardon me for not kissing his @ss like everyone says I'm supposed to. To me, an amazing drummer, guitarist, bassist, etc. not only plays with incredible feel and flavor and plays what is needed, but also possesses the technique, control, speed, chops, accuracy and innovation which push the limits of what is believed to be possible on their instrument.
well alright, i put my foot in my mouth with that last post, sorry, but in your last sentence of your last post, i believe gadd has all of this. i mean look at his drummerworld page, and check out all the unuiqe quick things that he does in his solos, and for speed and accuracy check out his single ratamacue.
ps here is a shortcut to that page http://www.drummerworld.com/Clinic/S...ddramaque.html