SKF NOTE: A March 28, 1978 Down Beat news item capturing one reporter’s eyewitness (and earwitness) account of Buddy Rich and his band at NYC’s The Bottom Line. Buddy packed the place with “patrons…young and old, …mostly drummers.
“And Rich hasn’t lost a stroke to Father Time, either. In fact, he seems to be taking care to be even more precise, if that’s possible,” writes the DB reporter. That’s a quote a biographer might grab to illustrate Buddy’s playing at this point in his life from an educated source.