was arguably the greatest drummer ever - as a big band, swing drummer he surely had no equal.
All of this Buddy Rich
, dead now for eighteen years, delivered to my bedroom, unannounced as usual.
The 13 1/2"-long electronic rhythm sticks have all the bells and whistles your budding Buddy Rich
will need, as different buttons change the sound from a snare drum to a tom-tom to a crash cymbal.
If Count Basie, Buddy Rich
or Duke Ellington is your bag, slide on down to soak up the toe-tapping vibe.
His seminal work "Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite," recorded in 1950 by the orchestra of Cuban band leader Machito with jazz greats Charlie "Bird" Parker, Buddy Rich
, and Flip Phillips, is widely viewed as the event that melded the disparate elements of Afro-Cuban rhythms and bebop jazz improvisation into a vital new entity.
with curley russell on bass & buddy rich
so out of place on drums, if max roach had been on hand
BORN ALEC Guinness, film actor, 1914, above MARVIN Gaye, US soul singer, 1939 HANS Christian Anderson, author, 1805 DIED JOHN Paul II, Polish-born pope, 2005, above BUDDY Rich
, US jazz drummer, 1987 SAMUEL Morse, American inventor, 1872 1962: A new style of pedestrian crossing causes confusion among both drivers and pedestrians following its launch in London.
And we can look back on headliners which have included Miles Davis, BB King, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie orchestra, six performances by The Blues Brothers Band, Cab Calloway Cotton Club Orchestra and the Buddy Rich
Orchestra, to name but a few.
Sundance sensation "Whiplash," perhaps the most acclaimed indie release of the year, is not only about an aspiring jazz drummer, but its inspiration is decidedly old school: drummer Buddy Rich
and the big band jazz tradition.
Tobias began drumming at age 4 and was the winner of the first Buddy Rich
Memorial Scholarship award.
A guitarist with a flawless technique and imaginative chordal approach, Jack Wilkins has been astounding jazz fans since the early 1970s, playing at the highest level on the international scene and collaborating with many of the greats including Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Bob Brookmeyer, Buddy Rich
and many others.