Originally Posted by JW89
Buddy Rich makes me wanna throw the sticks down and stop playing, the stuff he puts together is amazing, lol
Many (well-known) players, as well as novices have said that exact same thing... The experienced people have continued to ply their craft, perhaps because it was basically said in "half-jest"... but for all his "hard cynical veneer", to a beginner or student, to literally want to "throw the sticks down & stop playing", or even "wanna", would've been about the last thing Buddy Rich would want to hear. If there's one thing he stood for musically, it was to "inspire you
", not "copy him
"---or anyone else.