Greatest rhythm sections


The rhythm section in a jazz, blues or rock band provides the foundation and motive force for the entire ensemble. The truly great ones not only establish the band's sonic signature, they can generate new styles. Which rhythm sections do you think have been the most influential in their respective genres, and, or changed the way you listened to music? Please try to limit your selections to groups and not individual musicians as it the ensemble sound I'd like to get your comments on.
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Early Santana
Mark Clarke & Jon Hiseman
Iain Clark + Osibisa´s percussionists on "Look at Yourself", 1971
Mike Rutherford & Phil Collins
Greg Lake & Carl Palmer
Chris Squire & William Bruford
John Wetton & William Bruford
John Wetton & Carl Palmer
Stanley Clarke & Lenny White
Rick Laird & Billy Cobham
Chris Glen & Ted McKenna
Geddy Lee & Neil Peart
Jack Bruce & Corky Laing
Jack Bruce & Simon Phillips
Tiziano Ricci & Pierluigi Calderoni

Any Basie unit featuring Sonny Payne just kills.  Sinatra used to request Payne whenever he played with Basie.  He came up with a distinct version of syncopation and slam that few have been able to duplicate.
Chris Squire and Bill Bruford of Yes.
Agree with Bill and Charlie also Credence, Free and the guys on many Chess records.
Some of the ones that come to mind for me:

The Who
Rush
AC/DC
Yes
The White Stripes
Tool
James Brown
ZZ Top
Cake
Cream
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
The Edgar Winter Group
Fleetwood Mac
Parliament/Funkadelic
Thin Lizzy
Jimi Hendrix
Korn
Little Feat
Metallica
Montrose / Sammy Hagar
Nirvana
Pixies
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sublime
Talking Heads
The Beatles
Tower of Power
War