Spent some time these last couple of months learning about Baby Dodds. What did I learn other than how cool press rolls are? I learned about playing “for the benefit of the band.” The band and it’s sound as a unit seemed to influence every part of Dodd’s approach to the drum set. Humbling, right? He was so innovative (playing with brushes, improvising on recordings, press rolls and woodblocks, etc.) yet always willing to alter his approach for the benefit of the band. That is cool. Thank you, Mr. Dodds.