Buddy Rich

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Buddy Rich

Background:

Bernard & # 8216; Buddy & # 8217; Rich (30. 06. 1917 New York – 02. 04. 1987, Los Angeles)

An outstanding performer on drums, bandleader, singer and showman. One of the best drummers of the swing era. Louis Hayes said of him: “Buddy swings as if playing the last time,”and Peter Erskine said:”I think no one has such equipment in use snare.” I grew up in an artistic environment, year and a half already appeared on stage and danced STEP, in 11 years of playing in the band, which for him was organized by parents. Percussion mastered independently. Since 1937, he played in professional orchestras Joe Marsala (1937), Banking Berigena (1938), Artie Shaw, Benny Carter, Count Basie (1939), Tommy Dorsey (1944-46). The first attempt to assemble your own band (1947) was a failure, so the next three years he worked in the entreprise Norman Grentsa Jazz At The Philharmonic, working with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, Lionel Hampton, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge. In 1951, the orchestra assembled for the US tour, singer Josephine Baker, then organized a quintet (Big Four with Charlie Ventura), in 1953 he worked in big band Harry James. In 1959-60 he suffered a heart attack, after which acted as a vocalist. A year later he came back to shock and organized a quintet for the trip from the US Department of State for Asia. Only in 1966, to realize a dream – make your own sturdy, tight-sounding big band (arrangers Don Menza, Bill Holman, Don Sebeski John La Barbera), cemented strong and vibrant drum solo. In the 60s-70s he toured with his own bands and opened two nightclubs, Buddy & # 8217; s Place and Buddy & # 8217; s Place II. Both clubs are regularly filled with fans of the great masters of drumming. After opening Buddy & # 8217; s Place II, Rich included in its repertoire new tunes with elements of rock, demonstrating its ability to adapt to the changing tastes of audiences and established himself as a great rock drummer. Then again assembled a big band, he toured and made records. I do not quit playing even when one arm after a car accident and was in a sling when in the last years of his life, doctors had forbidden him to speak. Since 1974 he has been an honorary doctor of the school of Berkeley in Boston.

Buddy Rich Swinging (1954) Sing And Swing With Buddy Rich (1955) Krupa And Rich (1956) Big Band Shout (1956) Blues Caravan (1962) Swingin & # 8217; New Big Band (1966) Big Swing Face (1967) The New One! (1967) Mercy, Mercy (1968) Buddy & amp; Soul (1969) Super Rich (1969) A Different Drummer (1971) Buddy Rich Plays And Plays (1977) The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived [DCC DJZ 606] (1977) Buddy Rich And His Greatest Band. 1946-47 (1977) Class Of & # 8217; 78 (1978) The Man From Planet Jazz (1980) Illusions. 1947-71. 3 CD (1990)

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