Unlike Buddy's counterpart, Max Roach, he never evolved much with the times. This album, as Allmusic.com states tries a little too hard to "get with it", as it were. There is even a quote on the back which states "This is a heavy album. Dig it." Still it possesses some strength, and contains explosive drumming, which is expected. Here is the full Allmusic.com review if interested>A Different Drummer. Enjoy!