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But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.

But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom.

But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band. ---->>>

I can think of a lot better things to do with my hands than to cut them up on the rim of a drum. ---->>>

Every drummer that had a name, had a name because of his individual playing. He didn't sound like anybody else, So everybody that I ever listened to, in some form, influenced my taste. ---->>>

I think it's a fallacy that the harder you practice the better you get. ---->>>

I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.

I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.

So, to come In with a set routine it's something I've never believed in. It should depend on how you feel, because you play what you feel. ---->>>

But, when you have to resort to turntables, trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that, you're actually saying, I need this because what I do is not all that together. ---->>>

So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job, any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band, that's... an opportunity to develop. ---->>>

Almost everything I've done, I've done through my own creativity. I don't think I ever had to listen to anyone else to learn how to play drums. I wish I could say that for about ten thousand other drummers. ---->>>

If he's a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician. ---->>>

I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way. ---->>>

And, well of course, Count Basie, and I think all of the black bands of the late thirties and early forties, bands with real players. They had an influence on everybody, not just drummers. ---->>>

But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.

But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.

You only get better by playing. ---->>>

To have everything written for you... It's not really creating. That's why I think symphony drummers are so limited. They 're limited to exactly what was played a hundred years before them by a thousand other drummers. ---->>>

I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning.

I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning.

I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest. This is the big inspiration for drummers and naturally it has to be the same way for me. ---->>>

I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where it's needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I don't think it's necessary to play that way every night. ---->>>

Well, I never really practiced because I never had the opportunity to practice. ---->>>

It takes us about four or five days to get an album out.

It takes us about four or five days to get an album out.

There were so many individual styles thirty or forty years ago. ---->>>

And, you know, I think the original recording of Ravel's Bolero, probably whoever played percussion on that, will never have It played better than that. ---->>>

I mean, I think I liked every band I ever played in because each band was different, each band had a different concept, and each band leader was different... different personalities and musical tastes. ---->>>

They're simply following what was laid down in front and they play the same thing. So, there's no great challenge In being a classical drummer. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-30, 1917
Birthplace:
Die: 04-02, 1987
Occupation: Musician
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Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Widely considered one of the most influential drummers of all time and known for his virtuoso technique, power, and speed, Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" during his career. He performed with many bandleaders, most notably Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Count Basie, and led his own big band (wikipedia)