Buddy Rich September 30 2014

Today would have been Buddy Rich's Birthday. Born in 1917 in Manhattan New York he was born into a Vaudeville family he began his career at a very early age believe it or not aged just 18 months old he went on to have the most amazing career playing for with and alongside so many of Jazz's giants and greats and not forgetting his drum battles with Gene Kruper Jerry Lewis and of course Animal from the Muppets and in my opinion he is the greatest jazz drummer ever