West Side Story Drum Solo

Buddy Rich

Footage from a 1982

In this footage from a 1982 airing of “Parkinson,” the great British talk show host Michael Parkinson introduces Swing Era drummer extraordinaire, Buddy Rich who performs the “West Side Story Medley.”

*The “West Side Story Medley” was a big band arrangement derived from songs from Leonard Bernstein’s classic “West Side Story,” first released on the 1966 album Buddy Rich’s Swingin’ New Big Band.

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