The best musicians, in my opinion, are the ones that can listen and respond the best. Yes, a drummer can bash away at 2 and 4 like a metronome, but there is an added layer when they really listen to other players around them and respond/react.
Drummer Brian Blade is perhaps one of the best at this. You can hear him listen and respond in each of the pieces below.
And this one.
Super tasteful. Super musical. So good!
I need to apply this to listening to others in life, as well.