01-04-2012 07:51 AM
As for Greatest? there's is no such thing anymore. 40 years ago it was easy. There was Buddy, and then there was everyone else. I've said many times that the technical ability of all the usual suspects that get discussed in here are totally mindblowing, and more than a tad intimidating. However, were you to preface that list, so-called, with a caveat: Best ' all round' ....well again, this is my Opinion, and I don't know if I'd put him first, but Vinnie C. is certainly in my mind one of the best examples of ' Well Rounded ' drummers out there you can think of. First Call On the Iphone of some the best musicians on the planet, Has Studio work booked solid years ahead of time, Can, and has in the space of a week cut commercial jingles, played on Faith Hill and Megadeth CDS, takes a back seat to noone in any style you can think of, Supplied Jeff Beck with the best Rhythm section he's had since the 70s ( Vinnie and Tal W.) and, to this day, now into his mid 50s, is capable of doing things on a drum kit that would spin the heads of most of us weekend warriors out there. Here's one clip of Vinnie with Herbie Hancock's band.....When you can get Herbie to smile and shake his head...you know he's the King....
01-17-2012 01:17 PM
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