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Buddy Rich (1917–1987)

Buddy Rich

in Drumminʼ Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz The Swing Years

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157628
eISBN:
9780199849468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157628.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

During his career in jazz, Buddy Rich was a much-admired yet controversial figure. Because of a unique relationship between his hands and feet, and a natural connection to the music, Rich continually ... More


Drumminʼ Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz The Swing Years

Burt Korall

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157628
eISBN:
9780199849468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157628.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the 1930s swing music was everywhere—on radio, recordings, and in the great ballrooms, hotels, theatres, and clubs. Perhaps at no other time were drummers more central to the sound and spirit of ... More


Creative drummers, artistry, virtuosity, and playing time

Matt Brennan

in Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190683863
eISBN:
9780190087005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683863.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter explores the drummer as a creative artist versus their role as an accompanist and timekeeper. This chapter picks up in the late 1930s, when star drummers like Buddy Rich set new ... More


Interlude: Nat and Norman: The “Jam Sessions,” 1942–1946

Will Friedwald

in Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190882044
eISBN:
9780190882075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882044.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines how Nat Cole, in the early to mid-1940s, actually enjoyed two careers at the same time; one as leader of a “commercial” trio; the other as a “gigging” jazz pianist. With Norman ... More


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