Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuosic technique, power, groove, and speed.
Rich in London aka Very Alive at Ronnie Scotts is a live album by Buddy Rich and his big band, recorded in 1971 at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London. Not to be confused with the 1980 DRG Buddy Rich Big Band recording, Live at Ronnie Scott's.
The US LP release, Rich in London, contains 8 tracks plus a Rich monologue. The UK release, Very Alive at Ronnie Scotts, is a double LP containing an additional 5 tracks plus more examples of Rich talking to the audience. Both albums have been re-issued on CD. The Mosaic Records single CD re-issue of Rich in London includes 4 additional bonus tracks (4 of the "missing" 5 tracks from the UK "Very Alive..." release - all but "Superstar" - but not the additional Rich monologue).
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