Erroll Garner - Concert By The Sea, Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swinging Lovers, Sammy Davis with The Buddy Rich
Orchestra -Sounds Of 66 (Live at the Sands Las Vegas) Tell us about a great band we might not have heard of.
He was admired by leading US jazz drummers, including Buddy Rich
whom he met on his first UK tour in the late 40s.
19 In jazz, which instrument was big band leader Buddy Rich
famous for playing?
BIG BAND The Buddy Rich
Collection (Beat Goes On)
Angel quickly drummed his way into the inner circles of the musical elite, playing with legendary musicians like Buddy Rich
and Jimi Hendrix.
In 1953, he formed part of Billy Taylor's quartet, and he went on to perform and record with the who's who of jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz, including Dizzie Gillespie, Stan Kenton, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Buddy Rich
, Stan Getz, Randy Weston, Count Basie, Wes Montgomery, Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, La Lupe, Celia Cruz, Marco Rizo, Bobby Sanabria, Paquito D'Rivera, Ray Santos, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Machito, Eddy Martinez, Mario Bauza, Eddie Palmieri, Tony Bennett, and Chico O'Farrill, amongst several legendary jazz musicians.
He has also worked with James Moody, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Buddy Rich
, Ron Carter, Chet Baker, Benny Carter, Regina Carter and Ornette Coleman.
Past endorsers have included Buddy Rich
, Louie Bellson and Ed Shaughnessy.
We leap from Lew Silverman, a dying diabetic whose doctors can't conquer their god complex long enough to let him pass without a horrifying array of unwanted and hopeless treatments, to Buddy Rich
, a seemingly healthy 60-year-old whose small bowel cancer went first unnoticed, then tragically untreated, as he was repeatedly turned away due to lack of insurance.
My first real exposure to jazz was listening to recordings of the big bands of Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich
as a teenager.
ON TELEVISION one recent evening Buddy Rich
(1917-1987) was playing a solo as the other musicians in his band sat in patient silence, watching the master work.