For those of you that never had a chance to see Buddy Rich live, do yourself a favor and catch one of Steve's live performances with one of his bands. He puts chills up my spine. He is a true master behind the set of drums. He can swing a big band like no other. His left hand traditional grip is up with the all time greats.
Steve is in my top five of all time. In no order, Steve Smith, Gadd, Buddy, Harvey Mason and Cobham.
This picture was taken in the spring of 2006 in Lebanon, PA.