Brushes...I always want to get better. Some sweep in on 2&4, some sweep out...its highly personalized and super expressive. I feel it's the bridge between drumset playing and percussion. I think exploration with percussion helped with my brush playing a bit, at least trying to fine tune texture and balance and get away from sticking concepts more expressive. The fancier brush tricks are cool, wish I I could play them and had better traditional technique to pull it off but it will probably always be subpar. But if you can groove like mad, brushes are amazing...something to shoot for.
Ulysses has a nice balance and groove.
Steve breathes groove always
Can hear the 'Elvin' in Steve of course, brushes takes it out
Don't have to let trad stand in your way, find your own way and groove like a champ...if you are Bill that is.