Originally Posted by shemp
Technical ability is required to a certain degree so one can at least communicate how they want using an instrument. Past that point, and if there is too much focus on refinement, the abandon and expression can give way to accuracy and competency which can be an inhibitor to sounding original.
Moon didn't give a rats ass about it, so his voice and style was uniquely his. A beautiful enigma. So the irony is....the so called lack of technicality is what established his individual approach and voice and thus his lasting influence.
I agree all you say........including technical ability is required to a certain degree.. and that "degree" is debatable...