I've been an avid Pierre Moerlen fan for 30 years, and I can seriously say that I've never heard anyone even close to his style or perfection.
Here's one of the best clips of him that there is. (I'd love to know how he does those bloody humming bird wing fills!!) anyone know how he does the fills in, "Expresso"? I had the privelage of meeting him in 1997 in Leeds, Yorkshire, and had a lengthy talk with him, but forgot to ask that very question! A sad loss indeed. Here he is!