I didn't see his name up here, so I wanted to post it. I found this guy on Youtube, and believe me, his technique and demonstration is unreal. The guy has hung around all the legendary big band drummers that most of us idolize, including Buddy Rich himself.
He recently came out of ten year retirement has been performing again with The Dick Cully Big Band. He takes time to talk to me on a few occasions, and is more than happy to help me out with technique, and any other things I might need help with.
I'm sure a hand full of you know who he is, but hopefully all of you will take the time to watch some of his stuff on Youtube.
He probably comes closer to Buddy Rich than any drummer ever will.