Check out this recent solo by drumming great Steve Smith. “This solo is dedicated to Vic Firth, a master musician and an inspiration to me,” says Steve. “I started with my timpani mallets, using motivic development, and I continued to follow the flow of ideas in a stream-of-consciousness improvisation.

“I feel this is my best solo that’s on the web,” adds Steve, whose band Vital Information recently released their album Live! One Great Night. For more on Steve and the band, go to vitalinformation.com.