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After much careful deliberation I must say Neil Peart.
It's a tough call and I could have just as easily chosen-
Dave Grohl, Kieth Moon, Alex Van Halen. Probably a couple of other close runners up.
I'm mostly thinking of rock drummers because of cultural prevalence. I'm sure there's plenty of insanely good Jazz drummers.
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Pert and Carl Palmer are tops in my book. But jazz drummer Budy Rich was insane.
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Buddy Rich.
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Just to widen the field: Mongo Santamaria and Tito Puente.
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Neal Peart, but Bonham and Ginger Baker also have to be on the short list.
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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While maybe not the greatest, I don't think we should overlook Mel Taylor of the Ventures.

Check this out from 1966- (Taylor solo starts about 2 minutes in.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnekFd6_ABc
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Neal Peart for Rock and Buddy Rich for Jazz, hands down!

Peart is completely effortless when he plays.
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Neil Pert learned to play again after being one of the best anyhow. Learned classic style. It took him up a notch.

Keith Moon is good also.

Jay Osmond was ranked as one of the USA's top drummers of his time.
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On 2011-06-04 18:43, Dannydoyle wrote:
Neil Pert learned to play again after being one of the best anyhow. Learned classic style. It took him up a notch.


The "Rush-Beyond the Lighted Stage" video was on Ovation a few months ago. Neal Peart had an interesting career/non-career. The "relearning" segment was particularly interesting. The greatest artists always realize that there is more to learn.
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Heads up! Next week (June 6 - 10, 2011) is "Drum Solo Week" on the David Letterman show, 11:35/10:35c on CBS.

Monday, Anton Fig, the drummer in Paul Shaffer’s band

Tuesday, Sheila E

Wednesday, drum legend Roy Haynes

Thursday, Rush’s Neil Peart
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On 2011-06-04 14:59, Dreadnought wrote:
Pert and Carl Palmer are tops in my book. But jazz drummer Budy Rich was insane.


Here's a nice clip of a Carl Palmer solo from 1970. He was just a lad of 20 at the time.

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On 2011-06-04 22:44, Randwill wrote:
Heads up! Next week (June 6 - 10, 2011) is "Drum Solo Week" on the David Letterman show, 11:35/10:35c on CBS.

Monday, Anton Fig, the drummer in Paul Shaffer’s band

Tuesday, Sheila E

Wednesday, drum legend Roy Haynes

Thursday, Rush’s Neil Peart


Whoa. Weird timing. I did not know about this when I started this topic.
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I'll go with the late great Jeff Porcaro of Toto.
Prairie Prince of The Tubes has to rank up there as well.
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Tony Williams.
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This is going to sound strange, but I kind of thought Ringo was okay. Not in the top 20 drummers, but underrated.
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Two others that come to mind are Cozy Powell and Tommy Aldridge.
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