As I mentioned the other day, I recently got to catch up with my old college friend, Mike Dawson. Being the managing editor at Modern Drummer, Mike is a pretty well connected guy, and therefore has a lot of great stories about different drummers. Last week he told me a great story about one of our mutually favorite drummers, Steve Jordan. Mike was interviewing Steve and was hoping for a long, deep answer when he asked, "How do you know if what you're playing is really grooving?" Mike told me that Steve leaned his head forward, looked over the top of his sunglasses, and said,
"Man, if you have to ask that question, it's not really groovin'"