Re: The Grand Master BR
I'm with finnighins on the musical vocabulary point. But I do think Buddy probably played greater within the range of what he did than practically all other drummers within the range of what they do. In that I'd say he's as close as it comes to holding the title of "best drummer", although I believe noone ever will. I do wonder how Buddy would have played if he'd have been born in, let's say the 60's or 70's and grown up hearing all the popular styles and all the big name drummers of the time through today. Would he be another Vinnie, Dennis, Steve Smith, etc.? Would he be better? Worse? Heh, wunderring stuhf iz kewl.