Wednesday, April 13, 2016

40 Year Itch : Baby Traps

   On April 13, 1976, the legendary jazz Buddy Rich sat down at a kit and performed a four minute drum solo on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Fans of the movie Whiplash may recognize the way Rich slows down the beat at 2:35 in and then speeds up again, sending the TV audience into a frenzy. When this perfectionist performed a solo he was playing with the one musician who wouldn't let him down.

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