Buddy Rich is acknowledged as maybe the greatest drummer who ever lived, but he doesn't seem to show up much in bebop and doesn't seem to have made much of a mark there. What's the deal with that? For all his skill, I don't see he played much outside of classical jazz but maybe I'm wrong. There were fewer genres of music back then but I don't see he played much in rock, soul, pop, blues, funk, world or country. All that just kind of pass him by. Nowdays, it seems like the really great drummers stand out in several genres.