Brian Blade... My hero
I feel it is absolutely necessary that someone spark a discussion about Brian. He is simply a genius and very very nice actually. I had the privileged of seeing him play with "5 peace band" (john McLaughlin, chick corea) and was stunned not only by his playing but also by how genuinely nice he is. He was playing for Vinnie, and man what a GREAT player. In my opinion his playing is that in which you can appreciate no matter what your musical background is. His creativity is never ending he is an incredible showman, and to be honest i feel as though no one i have ever seen sounds anything like him. I guess i was just curious as to what everyone else thought. He already has quite a rep but i in vision him being one of the all time Jazz greats.