musical drummers...who are they ???

the elusive it..... what drummers have it ??

Ringo, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Jeff Porcaro,Anton Fig, Dave Weckl, Vinnie C, can't put my finger on it, but they just play....the music...any thoughts ??
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Billy Higgins was the most musical drummer I've heard. I've never seen another drummer who could match riffs with other musicians as well as him.
I think that drummers who can carrie a melody:

Bruford, Simon Phillips (who also recorded with Mike Oldfield and Jon Anderson), Stewart Copeland, Phil Collins back in the day..Billy Cobham can, but in acoustical jazz he tends to overhit.

the young drummer called Thomas Lang
Another jazz drummer... but he has some of the biggest ears of any drummer I have heard. To me, a musical drummer can lay down a groove when needed or add a sense of lyrical conversation to a piece. He can really tell a story. His work with the Bill Evans trio is a fine example, as well as his solo projects from the past two decades.
Hi All,

I would cast a vote for Hal Blaine - the great session drummer. His playing always seemed to be exactly what a particular song required.