Re: Brian Blade
Brian Blade to me is one of the greatest players of our time. So musical. His dynamics and ideas are incredible. The best example was the chick corea/john mclaughlin tour. I was the band with Vinnie Colaiuta which was like a drum clinic, and then I saw them with Brian Blade. Without taking anything away from V.C, BB took the music somewhere. Playing shapes, colors, and deep time. His technique doesn't match many of today's "popular" players, but yet I'd rather listen him any day.