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Old 02-07-2018, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Is Buddy Rich REALLY the greatest drummer of all time?

Originally Posted by GetAgrippa View Post
Of course someone can emulate Buddy Rich-as posted here on DW. Pretty dang impressive of Eric.
Impressive indeed!

However, this is a careful note-by-note transcription, study, and remake of a selected solo. Anyone with the notation know-how and chops could pull this off.

Put this guy in Buddy's Big Bang, have him drive the songs and improvise several solos on the spot. I don't think anyone with their eyes closed would think it was really Buddy.

Not digging this wonderful accomplishment in any way, as it is very impressive. I'm just saying that to emulate Buddy, you have to be able to do several of these on the spot and drive the band in the way he did. I've yet to see that happen.
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