He is one of those drummers that really nailed a niche. I just got done watching my synchronicity live concert dvd.
It was a terrible thing that the Police broke up...
Anyway, I always though Stewart had a *awesome* sounding kit and cymbals. Not just parts of it, but the whole kit was very unique sounding. His snare had a signiture tight and crisp sound---the same with his hats.
His style was extracted from reggae, and well off the beaten path of standard 80's drummers. The look of his kit was hybrid--like a scaled down prog rock or fusion kit. Complete with cool octobons. It was even a cool color. (Midnight blue)
I don't even know what he's doing now except maybe composing tv music.