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Buddy Rich Up Close


(Newly Updated Version)

A Drum Channel DVD distributed exclusively by Alfred Publishing

Click here to purchase this DVD at a discount Online

You may think that you've seen this before but this is a new version that includes a CD! Whether you're a fan of Buddy's or not, you need to check this out.

Let's get started!

Even Better Than Sitting Next to Buddy!
I was fortunate enough to have seen Buddy perform live with his big band many times but even I was looking forward to checking out this DVD. Here's the deal. In 1982, Buddy and his big band did a pilot for a jazz TV series. This DVD spotlights six Buddy Rich classics from that pilot that have been re-edited to show his performance from every camera angle possible.

The Songs:

Love For Sale

Bugle Call Rag

West Side Story



Dancing Men


Special Features

Never Before Seen Rehearsal Footage

Alternate take of Birdland

Interview with Matt Harris who was the writer/arranger and piano player in Buddy's Band

Slow Motion - Select footage

Buddy Hot in Mix - So you can hear exactly what Buddy's playing

Band Hot in Mix - So you can play-along with Buddy's Band

Promos of The Buddy Rich Show and Buddy Rich Memorial Concert

Plus an Audio CD that wasn't included in the original release of this title.

Bottom Line: Buddy Rich Up Close DVD and CD
Whether you have been lucky enough, or old enough, to have been able to enjoy Buddy's performance live or not, this DVD is a must have for all drummers of all ages regardless of style. Buddy was a true master and should be studied by every serious drummer on the planet and this DVD contains footage that has been taken from a variety of camera angles that show Buddy as you've never had the chance to see him beofre. The title says it all: Up Close!

I highly recommend it.

While a solid value at its retail price of $24.95, this DVD and CD set can be found online at an even better bargain:


Until next time: Stay loose.

Tiger Bill Meligari


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