Man-o-manischewitz this is some hot sh*t.
Science is wonderous, intriguing, captivating, sublime, but as Frank Zappa said, Music is the best!
Check out VC about 7:05 in.
Gadd is a consummate musician, and while his solos may not have been quite as technically demanding as Weckl or Colaiuta's, they nevertheless were possessed of a musicality that allowed them to somehow fit with those of the other two. Every note is clear and purposeful, and nothing wasted.
That said, I have to add that Colaiuta is a monster. I'm a drummer myself, and I have no idea where his head's at. Thing is, I don't know whether I really WANT to know, 'cause that sh*t is crazy, yo.
Not knowing a drummer's head from a drum head, I liked the cowbell.
Agree with both of the folks above.
Gadd was the stand out for me, as I feel his contributions were the most rythmically creative. Vinnie and Dave ( I call them Vinnie and Dave because we are such close friends - not because I can't spell their last names) are both monsters but might as well be clones, IMO.
And much more cowbell next time, guys, OK? :D
Oh yeah? Well Bill Bruford and Joe Morello live in my basement.
Speaking of which, those two guys can do things that are mind boggling to even very good drummers, but which seem like nothing special to the average listener. I remember reading an interview with BB where he recalled playing some very complicated odd-meter poly-rhythmic thing and folks in the audience were shouting "Play something!" His thought: "What do you think I'm doing??"
It's a sort of funny disconnect which is one reason why I find arguments about "world's greatest guitarist" between non-musicians very entertaining. Almost as much fun as watching a "table beater" try to do a paradiddle for the first time.
I'm exhausted just watching that. Unfortunately, I have no idea which drummer is which.