Buddy Rich

Jazz drummer and bandleader Buddy Rich

Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuosic technique, power, groove, and speed.
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Brothers band together for rare concert - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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They've appeared on scores of albums, individually and in support of the likes of Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones and Tony Bennett. Joe La Barbera is justifiably famous as the drummer in the last great trio of legendary pianist Bill Evans
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La Barberas come home to Mount Morris - The Livingston County News
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By the late sixties John was playing trumpet in the great Buddy Rich Orchestra. It was in that band that he developed his love for composition and arranging. He went on to play and write for many of the great big bands and is now one of the most
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Barbone Street Jazz Band performs Thursday - Shore News Today
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Members of the band have played with many jazz greats such as Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, Billie Holiday, Lester Young, and Max Roach and also perform in orchestras and clubs in and around the Philadelphia area
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Peter Cater big band dates announced - MusicRadar.com
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Cater and his tribute to the music of Buddy Rich will swing into Southend's Palace Theater on 28 September and the White Rock Theater in Hastings the following night. The show sees Cater and his band of 15 supremely talented players run through some of
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Season finale for Music and Movies is Monday - Cannon Falls Beacon
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Back by popular demand is Swing Street, a 17-piece big band based in southeast Minnesota with a repertoire including hits from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Arturo Sandoval, Gordon Goodwin,
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Rebecca Parris returns to arts center - The Daily News of Newburyport
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Parris, who has been dubbed "Boston's First Lady of Jazz," will take the stage at 7 pm The performer has played all around the world and joined with some of jazz's greatest legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Terry Gibbs,
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Buddy Rich, Gannin Arnold and Peter Erskine DVDs - antiMUSIC.com
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On Tuesday Buddy Rich, Gannin Arnold and Peter Erskine DVDs was a top story. Here is the recap: Drum Channel has released three new DVDs for Buddy Rich, Gannin Arnold and Peter Erskine. Here is the info they sent over: The Special Edition of Buddy Rich
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Daniel Jackson tribute concert Sunday - SignOnSanDiego.com
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Equally adept on piano and tenor sax, Jackson rose to prominence performing in the bands of Ray Charles, Buddy Rich and Willie Bobo. He will be the star performer Sunday at an all-ages concert in his honor at Liberty Hall Theater in National City's
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Chicago jazz artist performs in Portage - nwitimes.com
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He has performed with some of music's most famous notables, including Stan Kenton, Henry Mancini, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes, Frank Sinatra, Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis
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Rochester Jazz Fest: The Kenny Barron Trio - Artvoice
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Barron started his professional jazz career at age 19 in New York and has played for and with everyone from Lee Morgan and James Moody to Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Yusef Lateef, Buddy Rich and many more… He received at least nine Grammy Award
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Gorillas take to the stage at Rush's Vancouver concert - Straight.com
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A few minutes ago Neil Peart delivered his patented, Buddy Rich-inspired workout on the skins, making jaws drop. And now the band is in the midst of "Temples of Syrinx", the raging metal anthem from its finest album, 2112. It doesn't get any better
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Today in Music History - June 30 - mysask.com (press release)
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In 1917, jazz drummer Buddy Rich was born in Brooklyn, New York. Beginning in the late 1930's, Rich drummed with a succession of big bands, including Bunny Berrigan, Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey. Rich's first big band of his own -- started in 1945 with
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On This Day in History: June 28 Producer of Great Comedies - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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When he was a little older the family moved to Brighton Beach where they lived a few doors away from famed drummer Buddy Rich, who taught Mel to play drums. Then the family moved to 111 Lee St. in Williamsburg, where Mel attended Eastern District High
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Castellanos, Jazz on Tap at Dizzy's - San Diego Reader (blog)
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The father of modern jazz drumming, Papa Jo Jones, began as a dancer, as did the notorious Buddy Rich. Perhaps the virtuoso of them all was "Baby" Laurence (Jackson), who, in 1960 played a long-term engagement with Charles Mingus at The Showplace in
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The incredibly ugly naked mole-rats - Syracuse New Times
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... The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, The Buddy Rich Big Band, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra and The Count Basie Orchestra, as well as arrangements by such leading jazz writers as Mike Tomaro, Oliver Nelson,
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Jazz series ends tonight in ArtHouse - Rome Sentinel
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... 308 W. Bloomfield St., The tenor saxophone player "has reached a dignified status as a widely respected master of the tenor through his achievements in the big bands of Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Carla Bley and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Buddy Rich
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 69
    Buddy Rich continued touring and performing until the end of his life. On April 2, 1987, he died of heart failure following surgery for a malignant brain tumor.
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  • 1985
    Age 67
    In a 1985 interview, Adler clarified the extent of his teacher-student relationship with Rich and their collaboration on the instructional book. "I had nothing to do with rumor that I taught Buddy how to play.
  • 1983
    Age 65
    While recovering from a heart attack in 1983, Rich was presented with a 1940s-vintage Slingerland Radio King set – refurbished by Joe MacSweeney of Eames Drums – which he used until his death in 1987.
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  • 1981
    Age 63
    One of his most widely seen television performances was in a 1981 episode of The Muppet Show, in which he engaged Muppet drummer "Animal" (played by Ronnie Verrell) in a drum battle.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1973
    Age 55
    In 1973, PBS broadcast and syndicated Rich's February 6, 1973, performance at the Top of the Plaza in Rochester, New York.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 49
    Rich starred in a 1967 summer replacement television series called Away We Go along with singer Buddy Greco and comedian George Carlin.
  • 1966
    Age 48
    Perhaps his most popular later performance was a big-band arrangement of a medley derived from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, first released on the 1966 album Swingin' New Big Band.
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    For most of the period from 1966 until his death, he led successful big bands in an era when the popularity of big bands had waned from their 1930s and 1940s peak.
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    In 1966, Rich left James to develop a new big band.
    In the early fifties Rich played with Dorsey and began to perform with trumpeter Harry James, an association which lasted until 1966.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 28
    In 1946, Rich formed his own band with financial support from Sinatra, and continued to lead different groups on and off until the early fifties.
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  • 1942
    Age 24
    In 1942, Rich left the Dorsey band to join the United States Marine Corps.
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  • 1938
    Age 20
    In 1938, he was hired to play in Tommy Dorsey's orchestra, where he met and performed with Frank Sinatra.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 19
    Rich first played jazz with a major group in 1937 with Joe Marsala and guitarist Jack Lemaire.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Born
    Born on September 30, 1917.
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