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Old 10-09-2005, 07:58 PM
Elvin4ever Elvin4ever is offline
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Default Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

Originally Posted by LiquidSoul546
I heard that BR never practiced with his band even, in fact he would hire a drummer to practice with the band while he walked around and listened to the band, then he performed the show. But I may be wrong.
This is true. The rehearsal drummer doubled as Rich's drum set up guy. So he always travelled with the band, even if Rich had no rehearsals scheduled. A lot of great up and coming drummers killed for that gig. One of the best was a guy named Dave Alpert, who teaches high school band down somewhere in the southern U.S. and plays just great.
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