Bernard "Buddy" Rich is an American jazz drummer, bandleader, composer. The leader of the list of the most influential drummers of all time, compiled by the magazine "Rhythm Magazine".

Rich first played jazz with the main band in 1937, with Joe Marsala (Joe Marsala) and guitarist Jack Lemaire (Jack Lemaire). He then played with Bunny Berigan (Bunny Berigan, 1938) and Artie Shaw (1939), and even taught 14-year-old Mel Brooks (Mel Brooks) on drums in the Shaw group. In 21, Buddy Rich participated in his first major recording with the orchestra of Vic Schoen (Vic Schoen), and 1938 was hired to play in the orchestra of Tommy Dorsey (Tommy Dorsey), where he met and performed with Frank Sinatra.

In the early fifties, Buddy played with Dorsey, and also began performing with trumpeter Harry James, their collaboration continued until the 1966 year. In 1966, Rich left James to create a new big band. For most of the time from 1966 to his death, he led successful big bands in an era when the popularity of big bands weakened after the peak of 1930's and 40's.

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