Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich
My pleasure, guys...
In the aviation business, people say that "every generation rediscovers the P-51". In music, and related to drumming in particular. I'd say that every generation will "discover Buddy Rich".
He was certainly one of a kind, regardless of what you think of him. To me, he is the man whose music I most appreciate, when it comes to swing of any kind, and certainly in terms of longevity, and influence in this "business". I will miss him until the day I die.