I went to see Jean-Luc Ponty in Austin, TX last friday night. I never heard of Damien Schmitt before but was very impressed with his playing, great soloist and a very expressive drummer. Baron Browne was playing bass and they were both rockin'.
If you get a chance to check out Damien, do it!
Max Roach did it, Elvin Jones did it, but Roy Haynes didit and didit and didit.