Long time Mel Torme drummer Donny Osborne.


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I was going to reply to a recent Buddy Rich thread that mentioned Donny as the one person that Buddy actually taught and I think Donny deserves his own thread.

I've taken quite a few lessons from Donny and I am proud to call Donny a friend and mentor. From what I recall Donny says Buddy never gave him formal lessons but they were close friends and discussed drums and approach quite a bit. He also had the pleasure of watching Buddy perform up close hundreds of times.

Nice little drum break at 2:40https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYVFtuJjXvY

Forget the flash. This is what I think Donny does best https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCE3P8CqYVg
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