|A Salute to Buddy Rich features Phil Collins, Steve Smith and Dennis Chambers with the Buddy Rich Band and Buddys Buddies. Eight compositions are performed by Phil Collins, including several from his own repertoire, as well as several from Buddys original repertoire. Two great tunes from Buddys song book are performed by Steve Smith and two by Dennis Chambers, along with rehearsal footage, interviews and three vintage clips of Buddy Rich himself!
Absolutely excellent DVD. Great sound and quality picture plus the major talents of Phil Collins, Dennis Chambers and Steve Smith really playing hard on some of Buddy's greatest stuff. Phil is (in my opinion) one of the greatest jazz drummers around and not too many people know how capable he is. Dennis also plays great (as he usually does). He is one of the busiest drummers on the jazz/rock scene with the bands Niacin, CAB and numerous sessions with cutting edge artitsts. Dennis really drives the music with lightning speed and precision. Steve Smith is always interesting as well. Seeing all these guys play incredible jazz performed live is well worth the money.
|The world's finest drummers came together with the Buddy Rich Big Band on October 14 1989 to honor Buddy Rich. This 2 DVD set features Neil Peart Dennis Chambers Dave Weckl Steve Gadd Louie Bellson Gregg Bissonette Vinnie Colaiuta Marvin 'Smitty' Smith Steve Smith Omar Hakim and Will Calhoun. A very successful series on VHS this highly anticipated DVD represents an exceptional value by containing the complete original series and special features including photo gallery and 3 bonus performances starring Buddy Rich. Running time approx 270 mins.
This once in a lifetime event brought together the royalty of jazz/rock/fusion drummers to not only play with the Buddy Rich Big Band, but with each other. The final drum trio of Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, and Vinnie Coluita still stands as one of the finest drummmer ensembles ever. Gadd's generosity in letting the other two play out a bit more is one of the most amazing things ever, since both Weckl and Coluita pretty much exist because of him. Any drummer from any genre should watch this and learn