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Buddy Rich

dr, 1917-1987 US, Brooklyn
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Bernard Rich Bernard Trapps Buddy Poor

Buddy Rich (born September 30, 1917, Brooklyn, New York, USA - died April 2, 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA) was an American jazz drummer and band leader. He died of heart failure following surgery for a malignant brain tumor.

  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Cowbell
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Relaxing With Lee - Take 2 / Incomplete on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
An Oscar For Treadwell - Incomplete 411-1 on Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes by Charlie Parker
Leap Frog - Take 11 / Take 6 / Master Take on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Relaxing With Lee - Take 6 / Take 3 / Master Take on Bird And Diz by Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
Birdland on The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived by Buddy Rich
Willowcrest on The Lost Tapes by Buddy Rich
Groovin' Hard - Live At The Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV/1970 on The Best Of Buddy Rich / The Pacific Jazz Years by Buddy Rich & Buddy Rich Big Band
I Cover The Waterfront - 12" Version on Lester Young Trio by Lester Young
Just in Time on Just in Time: The Final Recording by Buddy Rich
The Man I Love on Compact Jazz: Lester Young & The Piano Giants by Lester Young

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Title Artist Year Type
The Lost TapesBuddy Rich2018Album
Very Live At Buddy's Place Complete EditionBuddy Rich2016Album
BirdlandBuddy Rich2015Album
The Complete Buddy Rich (The Classic Albums 1957-1962)Buddy Rich2015Compil.
The Complete Buddy Rich 1946-1956Buddy Rich2015Compil.
Seven Classic Albums Vol. 2Buddy Rich2014Compil.
The SolosBuddy Rich2014Album
The SolosBuddy Rich2014Album
My Jazz Collection 11Buddy Rich2014Album
My Jazz Collection 12Buddy Rich2014Album
Eight Classic AlbumsPeter Ind With Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Jutta Hipp & Buddy Rich2013Compil.
Razor Sharp RhythmGene Krupa & Buddy Rich2012Compil.
Playtime / Blues CaravanBuddy Rich2012Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusBuddy Rich2012Compil.
Burnin' Beat + The Original Drum BattleBuddy Rich / Gene Krupa2012Compil.
Seven Classic AlbumsBuddy Rich2012Compil.
Kind Of RichBuddy Rich2011Album
A Different Drummer / Stick ItBuddy Rich2011Compil.
Speak No Evil / Plays And Plays And PlaysBuddy Rich2010Compil.
Buddy Rich Memorial ConcertBuddy Rich2009Album
Up CloseBuddy Rich2009Album
The Swinging Buddy Rich (West Coast All-Star Sessions)Buddy Rich2009Compil.
Strike It, Rich!Buddy Rich2008Compil.
Live From Miami And MoreBuddy Rich2008Compil.
The MonsterBuddy Rich2007Compil.
Time OutBuddy Rich2007Album
Lester YoungLester Young Featuring John Lewis, Buddy Rich, Jo Jones, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Gene Ramey2007Compil.
The Jazz BiographyBuddy Rich2007Album
Live In '78Buddy Rich2006Album
Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship ConcertsBuddy Rich2006Album
Argo, Emarcy And Verve Small Group Buddy Rich SessionsBuddy Rich2005Compil.
Rich In London (Buddy Rich Recorded Live At Ronnie Scott's)Buddy Rich2005Album
Buddy's RockBuddy Rich2005Compil.
Quiet RiotBuddy Rich2004Compil.
No Funny HatsBuddy Rich2004Album
Giants 3Lester Young - Nat King Cole - Buddy Rich2004Album
Buddy RichBuddy Rich2004Compil.
Buddy And SweetsBuddy Rich And Harry Edison2003Single
Jazz History Vol.9 / ジャズ・ヒストリー9 バデイ・リッチBuddy Rich2003Compil.
Jazz Legend 1917-1987Buddy Rich2002Single
At The TopBuddy Rich2002Album
Buddy's RockBuddy Rich2001Album
The All Star Small GroupsBuddy Rich2001Album
Lionel Hampton presents BUDDY RICHBuddy Rich2000Album
Rich-ual DanceBuddy Rich2000Compil.
Legends Of Jazz Part 1Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Rich2000Compil.
The Beat Goes On / Three Is The Magic NumberBuddy Rich / Bob Dorough1998Album
The Magic Of Buddy RichBuddy Rich1998Compil.
Battle Of The BandsWoody Herman Vs. Buddy Rich1998Album
A Night At BirdlandArt Blakey, Buddy Rich, Dinah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie1998Compil.
The Legendary '46-'48 Orchestra Vol. 2Buddy Rich1998Compil.
The Best Of Buddy Rich - The Pacific Jazz YearsBuddy Rich1997Compil.
The 'Electric-Sticks' Of Buddy RichBuddy Rich1997Album
The Jazz Masters - 100 Años De SwingBuddy Rich1996Compil.
Ow! (All Star Jam Sessions)Louis Bellson, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Buddy Rich, Ben Webster, Lester Young1995Album
Modern Drummer Sound Supplement February 1993Buddy Rich1993Single
Emozioni in Viaggio - I Giganti del JazzGerry Mulligan, Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, Earl Hines, Buddy Rich1993Compil.
Somebody Loves MeZoot Sims Featuring Buddy Rich1993Album
Swingin' New Big Band / Keep The Customer SatisfiedBuddy Rich1992Compil.
No JiveBuddy Rich1992Compil.
Two Big Bands Play Selections From West Side Story & Other DelightsBuddy Rich / Maynard Ferguson1991Compil.
Gene Krupa Meets Buddy RichGene Krupa, Buddy Rich1990Compil.
The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 4Art Tatum / Lionel Hampton / Buddy Rich1990Album
Memorial Scholarship Concert - Tape 2Buddy Rich1989Single
Memorial Scholarship Concert - Tape 1Buddy Rich1989Single
Well, Git It!Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Sy Oliver, Buddy Rich And Gene Krupa1989Compil.
Rags To RichesBuddy Rich1989Album
The Legendary Buddy RichBuddy Rich1988Album
The Wailing Buddy RichBuddy Rich1988Album
Gene Krupa & Buddy RichGene Krupa & Buddy Rich1988Compil.
Buddy RichBuddy Rich1987Compil.
Time BeingBuddy Rich1987Compil.
Mr Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King StreetBuddy Rich1986Album
Big Band JazzFletcher Henderson, Buddy Rich1986Album
Tuff DudeBuddy Rich1986Album
The Tatum Group Masterpieces - Vol. 1 y 2Art Tatum, Lionel Hampton & Buddy Rich1983Compil.
Rich And FamousBuddy Rich1983Album
Jazz At The Philharmonic - Norgran Blues 1950Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Buddy Rich1983Album
1947-1948Charlie Parker Featuring Dizzy Gillespie - Max Roach - Fats Navarro - Buddy Rich - Sarah Vaughan1983Compil.
The Drum BattleGene Krupa & Buddy Rich1983Compil.
Buddy Rich BandBuddy Rich1981Album
The CinchBuddy Rich1981Album
I'm Always Chasing RainbowsBuddy Rich1981Album
The Man From Planet JazzBuddy Rich1980Album
Eastern FlightZoot Sims Featuring Buddy Rich1980Album
The BullBuddy Rich1980Album
Strike It RichBuddy Rich1980Compil.
Live! Hollywood Palladium - Freedomland, N.Y. 1953 - 54Harry James, Willie Smith, Buddy Rich1979Album
A Young Man And His DrumsBuddy Rich1979Album
Jazz FilmsBuddy Rich and Gene Krupa1979Compil.
Drummer's DrummerBuddy Rich1979Compil.
The Exciting Buddy RichBuddy Rich1979Album
Swing Into BebopBuddy Rich, Clark Terry, Chubby Jackson, Woody Herman, Red Norvo, Allen Eager, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips1979Compil.
Class Of '78Buddy Rich1978Album
Mr. DrumsBuddy Rich1978Compil.
Air Mail SpecialZoot Sims / Buddy Rich1978Compil.
Together Again-For The First TimeMel Tormé & Buddy Rich1978Album
Class Of '78Buddy Rich1977Album
Killing Me ForcefullyBuddy Rich And The Killer Force1977Album
Buddy Rich Plays And Plays And PlaysBuddy Rich1977Album
Giants Of Jazz - Volume OneLionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Gerry Mulligan, Jon Hendricks1977Compil.
1944-46Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich1977Album
Lionel Hampton Presents: Buddy RichBuddy Rich1977Album
William B. & CompanyBuddy Rich, Jule Styne1977Album
Both SidesBuddy Rich1976Compil.
The Jazz Ambassadors Vol 2Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Oscar Peterson & Ray Brown & Featuring Herb Ellis And Buddy DeFranco1976Compil.
. . . Again! - The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum • Lionel Hampton • Buddy Rich1976Album
Buddy RichBuddy Rich1976Album
The Drum BattleGene Krupa & Buddy Rich1976Compil.
William B. & CompanyBuddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan1975Album
Big Band MachineBuddy Rich1975Album
Buddy RichBuddy Rich1975Compil.
America Swings (Courage)Buddy Rich1975Single
Into BebopBenny Goodman & Buddy Rich1975Album
The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum, Louis Bellson, Benny Carter, Red Callender, Buddy DeFranco, Bill Douglass, Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Jo Jones, Barney Kessel, Buddy Rich, John Simmons, Alvin Stoller, Ben Webster1975Compil.
The BullBuddy Rich1975Single
Tuff Dude!Buddy Rich1974Compil.
TransitionBuddy Rich / Lionel Hampton1974Album
The Last Blues Album Volume 1Buddy Rich1974Album
The Roar Of '74Buddy Rich1974Album
NirvanaZoot Sims, Bucky Pizzarelli Special Guest Buddy Rich1974Album
Very Live At Buddy's PlaceBuddy Rich1974Album
The MonsterBuddy Rich1973Compil.
The Sounds Of '66Sammy Davis Jr. / Buddy Rich1973Single
Buddy RichBuddy Rich1972Compil.
Drum Role Volume 2Charlie Persip / Gene Krupa / Louis Bellson / Buddy Rich / Ed Thigpen1972Compil.
Conversations - A Drum SpectacularBuddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Kenny Clare With The Bobby Lamb - Ray Premru Orchestra1972Album
Stick ItBuddy Rich1972Album
A Different DrummerBuddy Rich1971Album
Keep The Customer SatisfiedBuddy Rich1970Single
Super RichBuddy Rich1969Compil.
Strike It RichBuddy Rich1969Compil.
Rich À La RakhaBuddy Rich And Alla Rakha1968Album
That's RichBuddy Rich1967Compil.
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)Buddy Rich1967Single
The DriverBuddy Rich1967Album
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm GoneSammy Davis Jr., Buddy Rich1966Single
The Sounds Of '66Sammy Davis Jr. / Buddy Rich1966Album
Uptight (Everything's Alright) / Sister SadieBuddy Rich1966Single
Buddy Rich At JATPBuddy Rich1966Compil.
Swingin' New Big BandBuddy Rich1966Album
Kings Of PercussionGene Krupa, Buddy Rich And Louis Bellson1965Album
Perdido / Night TrainGene Krupa - Buddy Rich1963Single
The Wailing Buddy RichBuddy Rich1962Compil.
"Burnin' Beat" Vol.2Buddy Rich And Gene Krupa1962Single
Burnin' BeatBuddy Rich / Gene Krupa1962Album
Lulu's Back In TownBuddy Rich1961Single
Film Tracks Of Buddy Rich And Gene KrupaBuddy Rich And Gene Krupa1961Album
Cherokee / Yardbird Suite / Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie / RichcraftBuddy Rich1960Single
The Drum BattleGene Krupa, Buddy Rich1960Single
The Drum Battle - Gene Krupa And Buddy Rich At JATPGene Krupa And Buddy Rich1960Album
Rich Versus RoachBuddy Rich And Max Roach1959Single
Rich Versus RoachBuddy Rich And Max Roach1959Album
The Voice Is RichBuddy Rich1959Album
Buddy Rich In MiamiBuddy Rich1958Album
Buddy Rich Just SingsBuddy Rich1957Album
Krupa And RichGene Krupa And Buddy Rich1956Album
Sing And Swing With Buddy RichBuddy Rich1956Single
The Lionel Hampton-Art Tatum-Buddy Rich TrioLionel Hampton / Art Tatum / Buddy Rich1956Album
Buddy Rich Sings Johnny MercerBuddy Rich1956Album
Krupa And RichGene Krupa And Buddy Rich1956Album
Sing And Swing With Buddy RichBuddy Rich1955Album
Buddy And SweetsBuddy Rich, Harry Edison1955Album
The Swinging Buddy RichBuddy Rich1955Single
All SweetsBuddy Rich, Harry Edison, Buddy Rich And His Orchestra1955Single
DrumologyBuddy Rich ... Louis Bellson ... Lionel Hampton ... Zutty Singleton1955Compil.
The Swinging Buddy RichBuddy Rich1954Album
The Swinging Buddy RichBuddy Rich1954Single
Monarch All Star Jazz Volume 1The "King" At The Piano With . . . Buddy Rich / John Simmons / Herbie Haymer / Charlie Shavers1952Album
Monarch All Star Jazz Volume 1The "King" At The Piano With . . . Buddy Rich / John Simmons / Herbie Haymer / Charlie Shavers1952Album
That's Rich / Tea For TwoBuddy Rich And His The V-Disc All Stars Featuring Ella Fitzgerald / Bill Stegmeyer And His Hot Eight1946Album
YesterdaysMax Roach And Buddy RichSingle
"Burnin' Beat" Vol.1Buddy Rich And Gene KrupaSingle
It Couldn’t Be True / Dateless BrownBuddy RichAlbum
Kicks!The Sunset All Stars With Nat King Cole, Charlie Shavers & Buddy RichAlbum
Jazz History Vol.17Buddy RichCompil.
I Cover The WaterfrontBuddy RichAlbum
The Jazz AmbassadorsBuddy Rich, Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton, Ray BrownCompil.
One Night Stand With Buddy Rich & Harry JamesBuddy Rich & Harry JamesAlbum
One Night Stand With Buddy Rich Volume 2Buddy RichAlbum
Are You Ready For This!Buddy Rich, Louis BellsonAlbum
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 71Harry James / Buddy Rich / Woody HermanCompil.
Perdido / AgainGene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Johnny HodgesSingle
One Night Stand With Buddy Rich - 1946Buddy RichAlbum
The Great swing bands of the ‘40’sJimmie Lunceford, Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Harry James, Sam Donahue, Jack Teagarden, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter, Boyd Raeburn, Jimmy MundyCompil.
Broadcast Tributes Presents Smoldering Big Band RemotesBenny Goodman, Charlie Shavers, Harry James, Buddy Rich, Gene KrupaCompil.
Buddy Rich '47 '48Buddy RichAlbum
At The 400 Restaurant - New York, Feb. 25, 1945Tommy Dorsey Featuring Buddy RichAlbum
Live At The 1982 Montreal Jazz FestivalBuddy Rich & Buddy Rich Big BandAlbum
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