3 Drummers Honor Buddy Rich With A Synchronized Drum Solo And The Result Is Phenomenal!
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Buddy Rich’s Spirit Is Alive And Well!
If you haven’t heard of Buddy Rich, here’s just a few key points that I think will paint a clear enough picture. Buddy Rich was actually a big band swing jazz drummer that started his career in the 1930s. Over the years he continue in this style of music and would gain MAJOR popularity across the country, especially among fellow musicians. He passed away in 1987, but to this day, TO THIS DAY, he is widely regard as one of the (if not THE) greatest drummers ever. Even some of the most hard-rocking heavy metal drummers consider him as their #1 influence on their playing.
Fun fact: Neil Peart constantly talks about how much of an influence Buddy Rich was on him. You can regularly see shades of Buddy Rich in Neil’s playing. Neil Peart’s iconic drum solo YYZ even has an entire section that pays tribute to Buddy Rich, and speaking of paying tribute to Buddy Rich…
Shortly after Buddy Rich’s death, a tribute concert was held in his honor, and based on the video you’re about to see, he would’ve been proud! What you’re about to watch is a video in which three legendary drummers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, and Dave Weckl, take to the stage to perform a three man drum solo to honor Buddy Rich’s memory. Without giving too much away, these drummers put on an absolute masterclass. Don’t believe me? See for yourself!