Some people cite Stewart Copeland as a guy with chops who doesn't groove. IMO Neil Peart qualifies as well. If I'm not mistaken, Thomas Lang was cited as fitting this description too.
^THIS!!!I'm not getting into this silly little discussion..... but I will express that I hate this "new" definition of "chops"
all "chops" ever meant to me and anyone I studied with was that you could play and make the music sound and feel good
like....the band leader calls..."Cherokee , you got the chops to keep up ?."
now all the sudden it means you distract the music with flurries of 64th note linear patterns and blinding over the top licks and being able to perform speedy acrobatics on the drum kit
in my school of thought being able to groove is a chop
What is it in the gene poolBeautiful...
I'm glad gene pool did not make it to the poem.
Nothing rhymes with it and colour of skin has nothing to do with groove anyway.
But you can build one with a chop saw or chop gun.