Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich
There's a video floating around of Buddy playing with the Boston Pops which appeared on PBS. In a version of "Westside Story Medley",
there is this place where Buddy is soloing very lightly on the snare and starts to get louder... he launches into "I Feel Pretty" on the snare. He's doing those incredible single strokes and his accents are beating out dah-dah-da, dah-dah-da, dah-dah-da-dump--da-da-dump-da-dah, etc. which was the meter of the lyric:
I feel pretty,
Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and bright!
And I pity
Any girl who isn't me tonight.
I thought it was very musical thing to do in the middle of the solo.