Re: Virgil Donati is the Buddy Rich of our time ("IMO"...I suppose)
Donati: Not much swing/groove, technical, master of sight reading, highly disciplined/learned musician. Same can be said of Thomas Lang and Marco Minnemann.
Rich: Can't read, can swing, prodigy, self-taught
Similarities: Speed, almost total ambidexterity, mastery of instrument
There are some similarities.