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Buddy Rich: The World's Greatest Drummer

Buddy Rich has been called the greatest jazz drummer of all time—a statement that few would argue with. Buddy was born on September 30, 1917, and his drumming career spanned seven decades, beginning when he was just eighteen months old…

Modern Drummer
Dec 4, 2009

Brian Stephens: The Heart Of A Musician

"I'm a sonic chameleon," says drummer Brian Stephens. "Throughout my career, I've done so many kinds of gigs. The day before I left for a break, I did a country session during the day and in the evening played with…

Modern Drummer
Jun 1, 2003