I can't think of a more creative drummer working today. He is the complete package. He's got the swing, the groove, the funk, the world music. And he's incorporated all of it into his playing. One could easily term him, The Drummer of the World. Gilmore's grandpa was among the most innovative drummers of his day, and still playing in his mid-90s. I watched "Soul" the other night on the Disney Channel. In the credits I saw that both Marcus and Roy worked on the music of the film. And the music is killin'! Gilmore offer hope that innovation in music can continue, despite the poor arts atmosphere at present.