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The Career Of Buddy Rich

Sep 16, 2018

Jazz Unlimited  for September 16, 2018 will be “The Career of Buddy Rich.”  At age eight, Buddy Rich was in vaudeville and was known as “Traps, the Drum Wonder.”  His jazz career began with the swing bands in the late ‘30’s and went through Jazz at the Philharmonic, Norman Granz and Harry James until he formed his very popular big band in 1966 that lasted until his death in 1987.  In addition to his band, we will hear Rich with Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Charlie Ventura, Flip Phillips, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson, Fats Navarro, Woody Herman, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Max Roach, Roy Eldridge, “Sweets” Edison, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Lionel Hampton.

Ths Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of September 24, 2018.

The video is from a performance of "Channel One Suite" by the Buddy Rich band in 1983.  Notice that the whole band is watching the solo.