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Buddy Rich

Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich exhibited his love for music through the dedication of his life to the art. His was a career that spanned seven decades, beginning when Rich was 18 months old and continuing until his death in 1987. Immensely gifted, Rich could play with remarkable speed and dexterity despite the fact that he never received a formal lesson and refused to practice outside of his performances.

Born Bernard Rich to vaudevillians Robert and Bess Rich on September 30, 1917, the famed drummer was introduced to audiences at a very young age. By 1921, he was a seasoned solo performer with his vaudeville act, “Traps the Drum Wonder.” With his natural sense of rhythm, Rich performed regularly on Broadway at the age of four. At the peak of Rich's early career, he was the second-highest paid child entertainer in the world.

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Discography

The Lost Tapes

The Lost Tapes

Lightyear Entertainment
2018

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Birdland

Birdland

Lobitos Creek Ranch
2015

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Buddy Rich & His Buddies: Playtime

Buddy Rich & His...

Fresh Sound Records
2012

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Kind Of Rich

Bizarre Planet Entertainment
2011

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Buddy Rich Memorial...

Bizarre Planet Entertainment
2009

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