Traps - The Drum Wonder: The Life of Buddy Rich

Traps The Drum Wonder The Life of Buddy Rich Book Now back in print this bestseller by Mel Torme is a brilliant biography of his friend of forty years Buddy Rich who was one of the most famous drummers of the Swing Era having starred in the

  • Title: Traps - The Drum Wonder: The Life of Buddy Rich
  • Author: Mel Torme
  • ISBN: 0073999856279
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book Now back in print, this bestseller by Mel Torme is a brilliant biography of his friend of forty years, Buddy Rich, who was one of the most famous drummers of the Swing Era, having starred in the Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey bands His career started when he was two years old in his parents Vaudeville act, and by the time he was four he was the highest paid child pe Book Now back in print, this bestseller by Mel Torme is a brilliant biography of his friend of forty years, Buddy Rich, who was one of the most famous drummers of the Swing Era, having starred in the Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey bands His career started when he was two years old in his parents Vaudeville act, and by the time he was four he was the highest paid child performer in the world The Buddy Rich story is a fascinating one, as much for what it says about the world of American music and entertainment as for the remarkable life it portrays Drawing from interviews and many personal reminiscences, Torme packs this biography with vivid, often funny, anecdotes His personal touch and his in depth knowledge of jazz make for a moving, insightful, and often hilarious biography 233 pages, 6 1 2 x 9 1 2 Softcover

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    1. Back in the late 70s, I was given tickets by a friend who worked at a radio station to see drummer Buddy Rich at the Starwood, a club in Hollywood. I was a big jazz fan but I tended to gravitate to the modern stuff a la Coltrane, Miles, and Coleman. In my mind, Buddy Rich was a relic of the Swing Era. I found out I was wrong. His big band was great but Buddy Rich was incredible. It was like watching a magician and thinking, "How in the hell can he do that?". There may have been more innovative d [...]

    2. A moving biography about one of the most influential and well-known drummers in music history. Torme, a fine drummer in his own right, takes us through the life and musical career of Buddy Rich, oft called the "World's Greatest Drummer."I read this book many years ago for a school project. Though Buddy Rich has never been one of my main inspirations or even favorite players, anybody who's into music should check this book out. There are many interesting stories from past days. These are certainl [...]

    3. Peppy biography of the great drummer Buddy Rich, one of music's most colorful characters, as told by his long time friend, jazz singer Mel Torme. Torme's writing style is casual, classy and funny, just like his music. I picked this up because I wanted to know more about Buddy's legendary temper tantrums. I got that and much more. Buddy was a complex person that not even his best friends and family fully understood. This book may be the closest anyone ever gets to an answer.

    4. This is one of the best biographies I've ever read, because author Mel Torme knew Buddy Rich's family as a personal friend, as well as being a musician who knew him professionally.

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