Re: A Little bit of Theory
One of the things I've found is that it is often difficult to pull off drum solos or classic tunes with solos. I feel like I am satirizing the music. It's hard to pull something off authentically, and too much technique really gets in the way of that. I remember Morello saying that you could always tell when a drummer runs out of ideas. He starts playing his single stoke roll.
We do this tune with my band that is very much like you said. We went into this Latin thing one night (my idea, drummer never gets credit.) We still play it like that, but once it's done, it's hard to get back to that original point of spontaneity. That night it peaked, and it may never be there again.