Been wanting to post this for several months but never got around to it. If you ever get the chance to see drummer Chris Dave, do it! I saw him with Meshell Ndegeocello a few months ago and had my face melted by his playing. The most musical, creative, groove-generating, technically accomplished drummer I think I've ever seen. I read later that he's often compared to Tony Williams though his center may be closer to hip-hop than jazz, though there's no reason to pin him down anywhere.
Looks like he's most recently with a group called Jabane Ensemble, playing at the Blue Note Jan 24-5.January 28, 2006 11:47 PM