Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich
[I once read in an interview him saying that he played so fast because he "wanted to get the hell off the stage"--]
That rather smacks to me like a typical "smartass Buddy remark"... There's only two ways he'd ever "get the hell off a stage"... well, three: 1) If the band was too atrocious... 2) If his tour was hopelessly behind schedule... 3) If he was on the way to his funeral. I won't insist on #3.