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  • I appeared on the Grammys in '86--I don't know if you're aware of that--and Manhattan Transfer was on the same stage, and Sarah Vaughan, also Bobby McFerrin, and Buddy Rich was on drums...

    Mike Ragogna: Country's Cousins: Conversations with Diane Schuur and America's Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm

  • Rosemary's singing, Nat Cole's playing piano, Satchmo's on the horn, Buddy Rich is on the drums, and they're singing Always. — George Clooney on Inside the Actors Studio, on how he'd like to be greeted at the Pearly Gates.

    Matt's TV Week in Review: Stunts on Grey's and Glee, and More

  • After decades of decline, jazz orchestras experienced a renaissance in the mid-1970s, thanks to the renewed vitality of Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and a few others.

    Russ Gershon's Wide Big-Band World

  • Last week I traveled to Mr. Blaine's home here to talk about his prolific career as the Buddy Rich of rock and pop recordings.

    Who Else Made More Hit Songs?

  • Sad to say, the most famous anecdote about the relationship between jazz and country music involves Buddy Rich on his deathbed in 1987.

    Jazz Finds a Country Home

  • So is Buddy Rich's 11-minute "West Side Story Suite"—I only hope that whatever unfortunate student drummer is in that chair appreciates the full value of prayer.

    The Jazz Scene: Sultry Styles and 50 Years of the Rumble

  • Few Broadway musicals have been loved by jazz musicians and arrangers more than Leonard Bernstein 's masterpiece, which has inspired at least four extended big-band treatments: Manny Albam (1957), Stan Kenton and Johnny Richards (1961), Buddy Rich and Bill Peddie (1966), and the Dave Grusin Orchestra (1997).

    The Jazz Scene: Sultry Styles and 50 Years of the Rumble

  • Army in Germany during World War II before beginning a career as a drummer with big bands starring Tommy Dorsey and Buddy Rich.

    Charlie Callas Dies

  • Bandleader and drummer Max Weinberg, known for his years of service with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band as well as Conan O'Brien's NBC late-night talk shows, is bringing the sounds of Count Basie and Buddy Rich to the stage with a 15-piece band.

    A Hiro's Welcome for Spring Swing

  • I was watching Zeitlin and Williams looking at Wilson at various times during his solo on this piece and I was reminded of a YouTube clip that I saw of a beaming Charlie Parker watching an equally playful young Buddy Rich, as the drummer displayed his rhythmic prowess click here for that video.

    Ralph A. Miriello: Denny Zeitlin With Buster Williams and Matt Wilson at the Kitano


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  • "But make no mistakes and switch up my channel.
    I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle.
    What could it be? It's a mirage.
    You're scheming on a thing, that's sabotage"

    --Beastie Boys, "Sabotage"

    March 19, 2011