I’ve been a musician since I was 14, a long time ago. I’m known as a bass player but I have to say that my favorite instruments to play and watch being played are the drums. It takes the whole body and exceptional timing to play them correctly. I am not very good at it. I have an electronic kit and I haven’t played them in a long time but I should get back to it. To work on my chops and it’s great exercise.
There are huge debates about who the best drummer is. From all styles, you’re likely to get about 12 different answers each. But, I think that almost anyone can agree that the best that has ever lived, as well as inspired most of the modern drummers we know today, either directly or indirectly, is Buddy Rich. He was amazing. So, for today, I’m offering a glimpse into his playing. Enjoy!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way.” – Buddy Rich