Buddy Rich, NYC, New York, 1954
From Morrison Hotel Gallery comes this surreal Bill Gottlieb image of Buddy Rich. Surreal because I expect to see Rich’s drumsticks as one big blur! A case in point is this excerpt of “West Side Story”.
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The Drum Battle
Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich did their drum battle routine on hundreds of stages throughout the ‘50s. This 1966 television appearance is something of a reunion. Of course they are among the greatest drummers in jazz for more subtle and musical reasons. But drum battles do generate fun and excitement.View Video