Originally Posted by jonescrusher
Yeah, Vinnie! Sorry couldn't resist, I understand the futility of these arguments. I've just always heard an 'in the moment' spark of genius in Vinnie's playing that Weckl has always lacked. But as you say, a drummer can only ever be a master of their own style. Chris Dave might well possess a creative ability that surpasses them both.
I lIke the referenced drummers too.. all three are trailblazers, redefining their respective musical spaces.. and though I absolutely love Weckl's playing and have all the respect in the world for him, I would think Vinnie's 'alien-ness' and Chris Dave's freakish skills with a new drum vocabulary kinda outshine his contributions to the music world.
Having said that.. of course music is no contest of any kind, at any level.