Re: Gary Novak
Gary is a really player as evidenced by his work with Chick Corea and Alanis most notably I guess. I played with a guitarist named Phil Brown and had to learn a couple of his albums including one called 'The Jimi Project' with Gary and bassist Jimmy Haslip (also unbelievable of course) and Gary's playing is top notch, tasty, and exciting all over that disk which is a great listen. I think another drummer, who DID play with Tori Amos, if I'm not mistaken and seeing and hearing him changed my life and the way I see drumming is Barry 'Frosty' Smith. He's done a lot with Tori Amos and a million other folks including Omar and the Howlers, Papa Mali, Chris Duarte, Soulhat, Marcia Ball, and the incomparable Lee Michaels on those jawdropping B3/drum duo albums they did in the 70 ('You Know What I Mean', etc.). . .he's incredible and I think is even on The Cowboy Junkies recent release . . .versatile, to China groove, and skills beyond anything I'll ever understand. . . .