Who is the best studio session drummer of 2017?

Some drummers are simply gifted with the skills and possess the work ethic to record perfect take after perfect take in the studio. These are the players who are first-call for big name producers and artists and who you almost certainly hear whenever you turn on the radio.

Many of these drummers are fantastic live players too, but here we are celebrating their ability to deliver brilliant beats and superlative sound on-demand, and with a feel that most drummers can only dream of.

So, which drummer on this list do you think brings their A game when the red light goes on?

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