Highlights From The Buddy Rich Memorial Concert Performance

Buddy Rich led generations of awesome drummers into the future of drumming! Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Buddy Rich was one of the best drummers to hit the music scene.  And still to this day, there are few drummers that have made impact on the drumming world the way Rich did.  Now I have already published a few posts about Buddy Rich, but I wanted to instead share a few videos from the famous Buddy Rich Memorial Concert.  The performance featured famed drummers playing with the Buddy Rich Band.  Some of the drummers featured were Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, and Steve Smith.  These are only a few of the drummers that played in the performance and I would like to share some of their videos with you.  It’s a great show to have in your drum video catalogue.  Enjoy!

I’ll start off with Steve Gadd and his performance with the Buddy Rich Band.  Check out his deep pocket here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=181-cW9FNTU&feature=related.

The next video is Steve Smith’s performance with the Buddy Rich Band.  Smith is a highly underrated player, but can kill behind a kit.  Check him out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQJ8sOnQKhk.

Dave Weckl played a great version of the song, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” with the great Buddy Rich Band.  Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILonx3Lgq-k.

Dennis Chambers has played with Santana for many years and is an outstanding drummer in his right.  See Chambers with the Buddy Rich Band at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANdpx66sRTI.

Vinnie Colaiuta is a name you might recognize from previous posts.  Colaiuta was another drummer to be featured with the Buddy Rich Band.  Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GP2BJ6WXLw.

The last video I will post in here comes from another part of the performance when the trio of drummers: Weckl, Gadd, and Colaiuta got together for a solo.  Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czOjnlvHrQU.

These are only a few of the great performances from the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert performance series.  I encourage you to really dig into it for some great drummers to use for inspiration besides the impeccable Buddy Rich.  I hope you enjoyed the videos because I had a good time collecting them for you.



Leave A Reply (4 comments so far)

  1. Gail Stringer

    The ‘Big Band’ has a cool sound… I like how the videos apply to the lessons. I like the (get after it) rock sound of: Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Vinnie Colaiuta… *(I really like how you have put your playdrumsbyear website together. A lot of thought and attention to detail…

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  3. Gary A.Griffin

    These guys are Super Nice on the skins,very inspirational to me,I Love Good drummers and Steve Smith is very underated,and Dennis Chambers,what can you say,he’s ultrs dynamic in all ways,Love the videos.Thank You very much.The G.

  4. mike stebela

    chris——great as always.