Every year at the Passover Seder, Jews ask, “What makes Zigaboo’s drumming different from all other drumming?”
Even amongst New Orleans drummers, Zigaboo brings something different.
A rough progression of New Orleans drumming: Earl Palmer, Charlie Williams, John Boudreaux, Smokey Johnson, Zigaboo Modeliste. When presented with this evolution, Allen Toussaint made two points1:
a) Earl Palmer is a marvelous place to start.
b) most unique — and the biggest jump in it — I would say is Zigaboo.