Indeed, now they are often band leaders and composers. Their playing is not only defined by the beat, but also through their sound. Extremely fast tempi, huge dynamic range, as well as highly virtuosic poly-rhythmic playing are these days generally a matter of course. German drummer, Oliver Steidle, “ who pulls all the strings with sensitivity and efficiency “, “ an ace of dynamic and rhythmic flexibility”, “ a drummer who has developed from rhythmic servitude into a totally emancipated and unique musician”, has been influential in this development. Not only German music critics, but also the international press agrees that Oliver Steidle is “one of the most innovative young jazz musicians”, “a like-minded collaborator for many renowned musicians, [he] has admirably developed a distinctive style; he beats, whispers, and controls his instrument so fabulously as if it were the easiest thing in the world”.