Originally Posted by Sticktrick
There is another thread for this already.
Buddy Rich could read. And it is an insultion for him to be compared to Donati. If you do that, you just donīt seem to know, what Buddy was all about: Feel
According to "Traps the drum wonder" By Mel Torme, and the Buddy Rich DVD I have, both say Buddy didn't read music. He played by ear.