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     Buddy Rich

Born: Sep 30, 1917 in New York, NY
Died: Apr 2, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Bop, Modern Big Band
Instruments: Drums

When it came to technique, speed, power, and the ability to put together incredible drum solos, Buddy Rich lived up to the billing of "the world's greatest drummer." Although some other drummers were more innovative, in reality none were in his league even during the early days. A genius, Buddy Rich started playing drums in vaudeville as "Traps, the Drum Wonder" when he was only 18 months old; he was completely self-taught. Rich performed in vaudeville throughout his childhood and developed into a decent singer and a fine tap dancer. But drumming was his purpose in life, and by 1938 he had discovered jazz and was playing with Joe Marsala's combo. Rich was soon propelling Bunny Berigan's orchestra, he spent most of 1939 with Artie Shaw (at a time when the clarinetist had the most popular band in swing), and then from 1939-1945 (except for a stint in the military) he was making history with Tommy Dorsey. During this era it became obvious that Buddy Rich was the king of drummers, easily dethroning his friend Gene Krupa. Rich had a bop-ish band during 1945-1947 that did not catch on, toured with Jazz at the Philharmonic, recorded with a countless number of all-stars in the 1950s for Verve (including Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Art Tatum, and Lionel Hampton), and worked with Les Brown, Charlie Ventura, Tommy Dorsey (1954-1955), and Harry James (off and on during 1953-1966). A heart attack in 1959 only slowed him down briefly and, although he contemplated becoming a full-time vocalist, Rich never gave up the drums.

In 1966, Buddy Rich beat the odds and put together a successful big band that would be his main outlet for his final 20 years. His heart began giving him trouble starting in 1983, but Rich never gave his music less than 100 percent and was still pushing himself at the end. A perfectionist who expected the same from his sidemen (some of whom he treated cruelly), Buddy Rich is definitively documented in Mel Torme's book Traps the Drum Wonder. His incredible playing can be viewed on several readily available videotapes, although surprisingly few of his later big band albums have been made available yet on CD.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Buddy_Rich.html About
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=10668 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.buddyrich.com Personal website. Biography, news, photo, music
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Rich About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Rich About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Buddy Rich - 'Big Band Machine' - 1975, MCR
 Buddy Rich - 'Blues Caravan' - 1962, Verve
 Buddy Rich - 'Buddy & Soul' - 1969, Pacific Jazz
 Buddy Rich - 'Ease On Down The Road' - 1989, LRC Records, Denon
 Buddy Rich - 'Lionel Hampton Presents Buddy Rich' - 1977, Who's Who in Jazz
 Buddy Rich - 'Rich In London' - 2006, Mosaic Singles
 Buddy Rich - 'Rich Versus Roach' - 1959, Mercury
 Buddy Rich - 'Swingin' New Big Band' - 1996, Blue Note
 Buddy Rich - 'The All Star Small Groups' - 2001, LRC Records
 Buddy Rich - 'The Roar Of '74' - 1973, MCR
 Buddy Rich - 'This One's For Basie' - 1956, Verve
 Buddy Rich - 'Time Being' - 1972, RCA
 Buddy Rich - 'Transition' - 1974, MCR Production
 Buddy Rich - 'Tuff Dude' - 1984, Denon
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Mel Torme - 'Together Again: For The First Time' - 1978, Century, Mobile Fidelity, RCA
  как соисполнитель ...
 Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin' - 1998, Verve
 Lionel Hampton - 'The Lionel Hampton Quintet' - 1954, Verve
 Lionel Hampton - 'Verve Jazz Masters 26' - 1994, Verve
 Fats Navarro - 'Dameronia' - 1999, Jazz Archives
 Charlie Parker - 'Bird And Diz' - 1950, Verve
 Oscar Peterson - 'Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie' - 1955, Verve, Polygram
 Flip Phillips - 'Keep On Flippin', Vol. 3 1952' - 2002, Ocium Records
 Bud Powell - 'The Genius Of Bud Powell' - 1956, Verve
 Artie Shaw - 'Highlights From Self Portrait (Bluebird Anthology)' - 2001, Bluebird RCA
 Artie Shaw - 'The Essential Artie Shaw' - 2005, Bluebird RCA
 Lester Young - 'Blue Lester' - 1956, Savoy
 Lester Young - 'Pres And Sweets' - 1955, Verve

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