We remember Buddy Rich. ‘My Buddy Was Rich’

This day (April 2, 1987), in Los Angeles, California, died Bernard ‘Buddy’ Rich, an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

VIDEO DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Love For Sale (1987 ) . Channel One Suite (1983) . The Carioca (1982) . Vs Animal – The Muppet Show (1980) . Norwegian Wood (1973) . Basically Blues (1970) . w/ Gene Krupa – Famous Drum Battle (1966) . w/ Jerry Lewis – Drum Solo Battle (1965) . Parkinson Last Interview (1987) (1/3) . Parkinson Last Interview (1987) (2/3) . Parkinson Last Interview (1987) (3/3) .

TOP 10

Buddy Rich Top 10 :

The Beat Goes On . Time Check . Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) . Big Mac . Nuttville . Backwoods Sideman . Birdland . Chameleon . Wack Wack . Senator Sam .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Richcraft by Buddy Rich is a studio big band album with arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, recorded on April 9–10, 1959. >>

Bird & Diz by Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie is a studio album recorded (primarily) on June 6, 1950 with Thelonious Monk and Buddy Rich. >>

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[1985] Huey Lewis & The News, a-ha, Sting, Phil Collins plus an All-Star Jam Session gathering B.B. King, Tony Williams, Stanley Clarke, Ron Carter, Michel Petrucciani, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Stanley Jordan, Bobby Hutcherson), Gary Burton, Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie , Gerry Mulligan, David Sanborn and Buddy Rich plus Sarah Vaughan, Diana Schuur, Joe Williams, Bobby McFerrin, The Manhattan Transfer. They all take part in the 28th Annual Grammy Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles >> 25 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1981] Buddy Rich sits with the Boston Pops conducted by John Williams at Symphony Hall in Boston >> 21 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1984] Buddy Rich performs at the Berlin Jazz Festival in West Berlin >> 59 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1989] Six top drummers Gregg Bissonette, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Louie Bellson, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd play with a reunited 15-piece Buddy Rich Band at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles CA >> 40 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1968] the Buddy Rich’s Big Band performs in Copenhagen Denmark >> 11 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1976] you do not want to miss Buddy Rich at The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on NBC >> 6 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1986] the Buddy Rich Big band is at the West Virginia Jazz Festival >> 20 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1979] the Buddy Rich Orchestra performs at the Sartory-Hall in Cologne, West Germany >> 20 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1978] Buddy Rich will be accompanied by flutists Andy Fusco & Chuck Wilson, saxophonists Steve Marcus, Chuck Wilson, Gary Pribeck & Gerg Smith, trumpeters John Marshall, Mike McGovern, Mark Ohlsen & Chuck Schmidt, trombonists Glenn Franke, Dale Kirkland & George Moran, pianist Bob Kaye and bassist Tom Warrington at North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, The Netherlands >> 73 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1982] Buddy Rich guests at Frank Sinatra – Concert For The Americas to take place at Altos De Chavón Amphitheatre in La Romana, The Dominican Republic >> 8 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1955] do not miss Buddy Rich guesting at Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Colgate Comedy Hour on NBC >> 58 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1982] Frank Sinatra with Buddy Rich performs next to Heart and Santana at Amphitheatre in La Romana inaugural event at Altos De Chavón, The Dominican Republic >> 33 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1985] Buddy Rich is in San Francisco with his quartet to tape a TV show for a local station >> 4 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1979] you do not want to miss Buddy Rich chatting and playing at Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on NBC >> 9 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1987] Buddy Rich and band play at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark >> 41 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (April 2, 1987), in Los Angeles, California, died Bernard ‘Buddy’ Rich, an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

Buddy Rich : By 1921, he was a seasoned solo performer with his vaudeville act, Traps the Drum Wonder. With his natural sense of rhythm, Rich performed regularly on Broadway at the age of four. At the peak of Rich’s early career, he was the second-highest paid child entertainer in the world.

The Unofficial Buddy Rich Website : Buddy Rich – I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way. Every drummer that had a name, had a name because of his individual playing. He didn’t sound like anybody else, So everybody that I ever listened to, in some form, influenced my taste (Modern Drummer1977)

@last.fm : For most of the period from 1966 until his death, he led a successful big band in an era when the popularity of big bands had waned from their 1930s and 40s peak. His most popular performance was a big band arrangement of the Leonard Bernstein classic West Side Story.

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