I love Nick. He’s such an amazing Stick player, and a great guy (I talked to him a few times when I started learning to play the Stick).
Trey Gunn is amazing too. You need to check out his project, Quodia. There’s a video element to the music (as it’s performance art), but the music is pretty great too. His work with KC in the 90s and 00s was very inspiring to me as well.