Best musician in the world?

A question posed in another thread, in my view, although musicianship is hardly a sport to be measured as such, the most universally prodigious musician is probably Shawn Lane. He is definitely the world's most phenomenal/inimitable electric guitarist. And he is a world-class pianist and saxaphonist as well.
The drummer from rush NIEL PEART. Yeah there are some drummers who can get more technicaly complicated but no one can put together a song like he can. A lot of times I just listen to his drumming and not the song. The more I do the more I'm amazed. Dave weckle and mike portnoy are great too but just not as musical if you ask me. Pearts drumming is more a part of the song and flows better than any other drummer.
Hans, how good to hear from you. I didn't know that the ISP's had managed to install in Valhalla.
Does this include dead people? I vote for miles davis & Jimi Hendrix - they both bring a tear to my eye with their genius....For someone still alive, then it's Yo-Yo Ma without doubt....OTOH, I can't really say that there's a singular best in the world. Who's this Shawn Lane?
Without a doubt, Frank Zappa. Others that come to mind (but obviously aren't in the same league as Zappa)have to include Stevie Ray Vaughn, Mark Knopfler, and David Bowie (at last count Bowie can play 57 instruments, he has been blessed with incredible vocal range, although his material can be a little weak)