Re: Roger Biwandu here...
Thanks a lot for the reply!
I completely agree with your comment on listening to the masters of our instrument. I've heard Vinnie's rendition of Slink and his playing too is incredible.
I think I'll try what you suggested, playing along with just the Hi-Hat or Ride and trying to listen to other instruments.
I've also heard from Tommy Igoe that it's important not to be selfish when drumming and try to only play things that help the music.
I'll use your tips a lot, so thanks again!