Re: Thaard's one year jazz-drumming study.
Really surprised to hear that you are not 'good enough for jazz'? completely agree with Grea & Anthony.. thats really nice playing, any way you look at it, period!!
For what its worth, if youre looking for criticism, my two pennies:
Perhaps a little over-comped. You we playing entire melodic phrases rather than accenting
parts of them, and the volume of the phrasing got a little high in context of the ride cymbal.. but maybe thats just the recording.. ( Peter Erskine is a good guy to listen to for volume IMO )
All in all, kickbutt stuff though..
Hope alls good with you, long time.