I have two favorites whose playing and compositions I adore: Brian Blade and Jeff "Tain" Watts. For my taste in Jazz, they're beyond reproach.
However, that said, I believe Paul Motian to be one of the most incredible arrangers, composers and group leaders I've ever heard - but I still haven't been able to get into all the facets of his, considerably deep, approach - i.e. the majority of his playing on Bill McHenry's Roses.
Three other players who I deeply admire and have a strong love for their playing/writing are: Jim Black, David King and Tom Rainey.
Albums featuring beyond stellar playing/composing by the above mentioned drummers:
The Brian Blade Fellowship - Perceptual
David Binney/Edward Simon - Brian Blade on drums - Oceanos
The Branford Marsalis Quartet - Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums - Eternal Jeff "Tain" Watts - Bar Talk
Paul Motian - Garden of Eden (specifically for his compositions and chosen group/leadership)
The Electric Bebop Band - Paul Motian on drums - Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band
The Bad Plus - David King on drums - Suspicious Activity?
Science Friction - Tom Rainey on drums - Mind Over Matter
David Torn - Tom Rainey on drums - Prezens
AlasNoAxis - Jim Black on drums - AlasNoAxis
yeahNo (Chris Speed) - Jim Black on drums - Swell Henry
I almost put Johnny on my list - what a wonderful drummer. When I was studying with Bennie Wallace he was playing drums for him along with Masakowski on guitar and Singletin on bass - the NO all-stars....what a great band that was, along with Bennie's gutbucket Dolphy-isms