From Neil Peart to Zach Hill to the guy from Can, list the best drummers weve ever been graced with. Both technically and just style wise.
Jonathan Syverson of Daughters
Chris Pennie of Dillinger Escape Plan
Both style and technically I would say Bernard Purdie, there's a reason he's on a million records.
Chris Coleman, Derek Roddy, Nathan Sletner, Lyndon Rochelle, and Lenny White are some of my favorites.
I really hate these types of threads, usually devolves into a "nuh uh he's better" kinda thing. Good looking thread so far, but it's better to specify instead of having the vague technicality and style thing. All drummers posted ITT can play almost any style and play it technically. Guess that's why they're the best!
Jon Theodore is the man and I've seen these guys a handful of times with a handful of drummers - but I saw them on the Bedlam in Goliath tour with Thomas Pridgen and that fucker blew everyone away. The halftime swing change in they do on the live version of Goliath is fucking insane and I wish it was on the record so bad.
Mel Taylor tore it up back in '66.
The man himself
I'm not saying he's the best but Grant Hart is severely under appreciated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGwQmKJaYao <- All the performances are god-tier, and taking it all in is one hell of a facemelter....but if you must, skip to 9:48 for the drum-off between Tony Austin (blue shirt) and Ronald Bruner Jr. (far-right in the black shirt)
Ron's the older brother of bass virtuoso Stephen Bruner (Thundercat), wouldn'tcha know!
Craaazy stuff...if anyone's seen performances on this level, reply to this comment with it! I MUST HEAR
If you ever seen this man perform, he was one of the fastest, most dialed in drummers in punk rock. Rest in power, man. Gonna fuckin miss going to your shows.
The thing I like most about him is he plays in all these agressive bands but has a very minimal kit. He's not some jerkoff with 4 rack toms and 3 different splashes he never touches. He's also got pretty much perfect technique and time. He's not overly flashy, just really fucking solid.
Ronald Bruner Jr
Robert Sput Searight
And too many more
For my money it was Jeff Porcaro, and I've listened to a lot of drummers over the last 33 years.
Jimmy Chambers from Mercury Rev
Zach Hill is more technically trained (Chippendale's technique is quite frankly awful) but he can't do jack shit with it, he's a boring drummer. Chippendale is the fastest I've ever seen and while he's not highly trained or some shit he's amazingly creative and does shit guys like Hill couldn't even dream of.
The Chippendale x Saunier improv thing from last year is amazing
Jose Pasillas. Incredibly underrated.
That was kinda my point, altough I disagree on Zach Hill being boring because he has some cool tricks on Hella.
Mind you there are a few jazz players faster than Chippendale. Then again they tend to use wrist a lot (Chippendale pretty much works like a piston, uses the entire arm on pretty much everything except a few softer ride beats)
Chippendale is p much pure momentum, he has a ride that's essentially dedicated to keeping his arm going once he's wound up. His whole body goes into his playing. also if you haven't, check out Black Pus. For watching him drum, I prefer seeing him solo to Lightning Bolt and he gets a lot weirder.
I feel like Hill has cool ideas with some of his weird mathy angular shit, but he never really reaches the full potential of those ideas and often just ends up slamming on the snare endlessly.
he's a big guy