In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Farewell, Louie Bellson…

    I’m saddened by the death of Jazz drumming giant Louie Bellson. And this is my little tribute to a great man. He was definitely one of the drummers who inspired me to play. Louie Bellson, a jazz drummer and bandleader who combined remarkable instrumental virtuosity with far-ranging compositional skills,

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  • Buddy Rich on The Larry King Show

    To counter my previous entry and to show my ongoing respect for Buddy Rich, here is a very enlightening interview of Buddy on The Larry King Show… Buddy is the master and he talks about his philosophy of music and his life experience… amazing! Part 2 Part 3

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  • If Buddy Rich Could Only Chew Out Wall St.

    Oh. My. God!!! The infamous Buddy Rich bus tapes, where he (arguably the greatest drummer that ever lived) chews out his band for not performing a perfect set. He could’ve been a really tough head coach for an NFL football team, chewing out his team during half-time. Better yet,

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  • Buddy Rich
    Buddy Rich’s Most Technically Brilliant Drum Solo?

    Buddy Rich: Greatest Drummer Ever Buddy Rich is arguably the greatest drummer that ever lived. I’ve seen a LOT of Buddy Rich drum solos on the web already, but I came upon this one I hadn’t seen before, and it is simply amazing! I can tell this drum solo

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