|"Not So Quiet Please" was Buddy Rich's featured number in the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from 1942 to 1945.
He was also known to play this selection throughout the late 1940's with his own band. In 1948, The Buddy Rich Ochestra filmed a two-reel short for Universal Pictures featuring "Not So Quiet Please".
Singer and drummer Mel Tormé described this 1948 footage in his book "Traps the Drum Wonder - The Life of Buddy Rich," as follows: "His tom-tom work, interacting with the bass drum during this solo, results in one of the most exciting pieces of film ever shot of any musician."
||"The Trombone Man Is the Best Man in the Band" is a Tommy Dorsey Orchestra number from the 1941 film "Las Vegas Nights". The film features a young Buddy Rich playing an extended solo near the end of this novelty tune. This footage is one of the earliest examples of Buddy's tremendous technique and soloing style.
I transcribed this solo to study Buddy's technique and musical phrasing and have included footage of Buddy and me performing this piece together. Also included is a MIDI sequence of the solo aligned with the original footage to verify the accuracy of the transcription.