I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking definitely lacking in music today.

Buddy Rich Music Quote

But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.

Buddy Rich Teacher Quote

But I don’t think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can’t create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that’s written he becomes mechanical he has no freedom.

Buddy Rich Freedom Quote

I can’t sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning.

Buddy Rich Learning Quote