'I push people beyond 'great' '. Andrew Neyman aspires to go beyond 'great', to join in a class with his idol drummer, Buddy Rich. He has been accepted into the most prestigious music school in New York. Fletcher is a master teacher who achieves amazing results from pupils. He spots Neyman's potential and invites him to join his elite jazz band. At first he is elated and is led to believe he will be nurtured with encouragement and love. Ten minutes after his first practice, Fletcher makes it perfectly clear how he operates. If this results in emotional distress, then so be it. Total dedication, blood, sweat and tears are demanded by a master who will never say 'good job'.