Definitely not a prog drummer, maybe art rock is a more apt description (whatever that term means). I've been watching him a lot lately, can't believe how low he would sit in relation to his snare. Looks like he could eat off of it in the video you posted!The octopus in the bathtub BJ Wilson was not a prog drummer. He was much more then that.
from MD. - “Most who experienced his playing first-hand—including Jimmy Page, who nearly nabbed him for Led Zeppelin—believed he was one of the best drummers who ever lived.”
Let’s hear it for the real number one
The thing that I do love about Adv/Dis is that it streamlines so many abilities and is much more accessible than having a unique rule for each situation. But I do understand and appreciate 3.5 players dedication to sifting through all that crunch.DnD 3.5 til death do us part... my group loves and still plays 3.5
Advantage/Disadvantage is a terrible mechanic.
DnD 3.5 is Prog, DnD 5 is Rap for the short bus crowd
1. Dave Weckl
2. Neil Peart
3. Bobby Jarzombek
4. Mike Portnoy
5. Billy Cobham
Yes, Buddy could outplay all of these drummers IF all they wanted to do was play a Buddy Rich solo. If you put Buddy into these other musical contexts, his style wouldn't always fit (if he could even tolerate it!).
I agree with Prufrock..Buddy hated rock and said it was not even music. His style Would not fit rock music.Maybe you are confusing what Buddy could do with what he would do.