Originally Posted by Superlow
I disagree, I think his work outside of the Jazz messengers is very subtle. Pick up Soul Station by Hank Mobley and Something Else by Cannoball Adderley, very tasteful playing on that. Also His self titled record on Impulse is wonderful, better than a lot of records on The Blue Note lable.
I agree with you on that one. The thing is, Art was the leader of his group. He was the man! He needed to and wanted to be in charge of his group and those drums. When someone else was the leader he knew how to be subtle yet tasty. He didn't get in the way and listen to what the leader and the music told him.