Thanks for posting that, it was great. Love Todd’s playing.He was on drumsmith for a while. I've talked to him a bit through PM on facebook, when he's off the road he lives in Austin area (or did not sure still?) I'd love to take a lesson but when he's been available I've been broke
I'll look for it, there's a video of him playing in a club sitting in with a band on "Don't Stop Believing" and it's a 5 piece Ludwig kit I believe.
edit: here it is, I'm sure VB will enjoy!
This man has great wisdom. It's all about the song and playing what fits. I have a picture of Al Jackson Jr. hanging up in my music room. He's totally my guy. He played what was right for the song with a great groove. I love listening to Buddy Rich and Billy Cobham too. Those guys are awesome masters of their instrument. Sometimes, though, Ringo is all you need.I could not agree more with what Todd Sucherman says here.
I agree with Radio King. Play for the song and sit in the pocket and keep it tasty. Four piece is never the wrong choice. Great meter helps too.I get what you're saying, and I agree that would be an interesting video. But the intent here wasn't to prove anything, just to offer advice. I think he's right on all three counts.