Re: Virgil Donati
First off, can somebody tell me the name of the song Virgil Donati and his band are playing in one of the videos on drummerworld. The cool song that sounds like it could be a Primus song. I must know!
Anyhow, there's no way Virgil Donati is the "Buddy Rich" of today. Buddy Rich is a complete natural drummer. It says in his bio that he never recieved a formal lesson and never practiced outside of performances. Buddy Rich has the best hands ever and is so fluid around the kit. He was so creative and brought so many new concepts to the table.
Virgil's playing may be really technical and artsy, but anyone can play like that with practice and rehearsing.
Buddy Rich and Virgil Donati are so different. Buddy is raw skill and Virgil is all finesse.