Originally Posted by dawg
weckl is one of the best drummers in the world.period.anyone who disagrees just does not know or appreciate drumming.
That, of course, depends on how you quantify "best". Technically adept? Sure. But if you asked me to hire a guy off of the list of drummers on the Drummerworld front page I doubt it'd be Weckl for... well... anything!
It's all personal taste, and I just plain find his stuff a bit on the dull side. It's great for five minutes of technical amazement now and again, but I'd find obsessing over it very depressing and the kind of thing that would probably suck all the joy out of playing the drums for me. Not because what he's doing is hard, just because I don't find any of it exciting in any meaningful musical way.