Buddy Rich Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival

Buddy and his band at the height of their popularity and influence, with seven arrangements that display not only Buddy Rich’s virtuosity but his unsurpassed musicianship, as well.

Included is a rare example of Buddy on brushes and a brilliant rendition of his signature piece, the medley from West Side Story.


  • Hookin It
  • Brush Strokes
  • If They Could See Me Now
  • Good News
  • West Side Story Medley
  • Carioca
  • Time Check
  • Green Dolphin Street (Bonus Clip on DVD only)

Special DVD Features:

Rare bonus clip featuring a great 1972 performance of On Green Dolphin Street.Includes a bonus audio CD!

The Musicians: Trumpets: Dave Stahl, Doug Clark, Chris Pasin, John Harbaugh; Trombones: Peter Enblom, Ken Crane, Pete Beltran; Saxes: Steve Marcus, Mike Smith, Andy Fusco, Walt Weiskopf, Keith Bishop; Piano: Lee Musiker; Bass: Mike Boone.

About Buddy Rich

Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich exhibited his love for music through the dedication of his life to the art. His was a career that spanned seven decades, beginning when Rich was 18 months old and continuing until his death in 1987. Immensely gifted, Rich could play with remarkable speed and dexterity despite the fact that he never received a formal lesson and refused to practice outside of his performances.

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