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- Aug 1, 2012
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- Silver Creek, NY
So, first you claim Chris Dave "loses the beat" (he doesn't), and is "constantly recovering from mistakes" (uh, no), and now you somehow have a better grasp on musicality and the placement of subdivisions than Chris Dave, who is literally known (and hired) for his other-worldly command of time, rhythm, and groove (both on and off the "grid"), not to mention his ground-breaking creativity, originality, and awe-inspiring facility on the drums.
Then you continue by saying his comping 'steps all over somebody's solo' (link, please), and, not to be outdone by any of your previous ridiculous statements, you assert that, because he plays with many different people, it may be because "he isn't asked back". This is where it became clear that one of three things is true: 1) You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, 2) You're trolling, or 3) Both.
Listen to Robert Glasper's "Double Booked" or check out Robert Glasper with Chris Dave - North Sea Jazz Festival 2019 and then come back and tell us with a straight face that anything you've said holds a drop of water. By the way, for some clearly "non-musical" reason, Glasper (who can hire anyone he wants) keeps "asking him back", as did Mint Condition, Kenny Garrett, and Meshell Ndegeocello, among others. Oh yeah, the podium at the Grammy Awards asked him back, too (2 time winner, 5 time nominee).
Whatever the case, people have different tastes and Chris Dave may not be your cup of tea, but objectively, he is at the forefront of the styles he plays and is held in the highest regard by his peers.
I watch them. There are stretches of very nice drumming. I can conclude that you think that the herky-jerky stuff is musical. All the other words you typed don't really add up. Other worldly is one way to put it. Some day, if we hear his influence on others, then I'll start to worry.