I would go down to Boomers to hear Billy Higgins or Philly Joe, and they had this looseness. I wanted to combine that kind of looseness with the syncopation of Jack DeJohnette, but I still wanted it to be a structured thing. TO READ THE FULL STORY: Subscribe NowLOG IN Read this article +get instant access TO 45 YEARSof Modern Drummer issues WITH A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION for just $4.99 month with no contract! Love the printed mag? Click here.