Buddy Rich Goes Off

“You’re not doing me any fuckin’ favors…you’re breaking my heart up there!”

Something great for your listening pleasure, the infamous bus tapes from Jazz musician and drumming legend Buddy Rich in the early 1980’s when Buddy was in his 60’s. Buddy Rich’s tirades were infamous among all the musicians who played with him, and was feared my many – not the least because Buddy held a black belt in Karate.

Several tirades were secretly recorded by pianist Lee Musiker on the tour bus and backstage, and on one recording, Buddy threatens to fire Dave Panichi, a trombonist, for having a beard and a saxophonist for trying to lead the band on the bandstand.

Not safe for work due to the language, ok?