Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich

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Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich
Studio album by various artists with the Buddy Rich Big Band
Released October 4, 1994
Recorded The Power Station, New York, May 1994
Genre Big band
Length 75:48
Label Atlantic
Burning for Buddy tribute chronology
Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich
(1994)
Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich, Vol. 2 (1997)
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Burning for Buddy, Volume 1 is a 1994 Buddy Rich tribute album produced by Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart. The album is composed of performances by various rock and jazz drummers, all accompanied by the Buddy Rich Big Band. A follow-up Burning for Buddy...Volume 2 recording was released in 1997 and both recording sessions were also covered in a 5 hour documentary DVD video released in 2006, The Making of Burning for Buddy....

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dancing Men" – 6:37
    Drums performed by Simon Phillips
  2. "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" – 5:09
    Drums performed by Dave Weckl
  3. "Love for Sale" – 4:30
    Drums performed by Steve Gadd
  4. "Beulah Witch" – 4:28
    Drums performed by Matt Sorum
  5. "Nutville" – 5:09
    Drums performed by Steve Smith
  6. "Cotton Tail" – 4:36
    Drums performed by Neil Peart
  7. "No Jive" – 5:46
    Drums performed by Manu Katche and Mino Cinelu
  8. "Milestones" – 5:03 (composed by Miles Davis, arr. Herbie Phillips)
    Drums performed by Billy Cobham
  9. "The Drum Also Waltzes, Pt. 1" – 1:04
    Drums performed by Max Roach
  10. "Machine" – 3:46
    Drums performed by Rod Morgenstein
  11. "Straight, No Chaser" – 3:39
    Drums performed by Kenny Aronoff
  12. "Slow Funk" – 5:33
    Drums performed by Omar Hakim
  13. "Shawnee" – 3:06
    Drums performed by Ed Shaughnessy
  14. "Drumorello" – 3:11
    Drums performed by Joe Morello
  15. "The Drum Also Waltzes, Pt. 2" – :44
    Drums performed by Max Roach
  16. "Lingo" – 4:31
    Drums performed by Bill Bruford
  17. "Ya Gotta Try" – 3:18
    Drums performed by Marvin “Smitty” Smith
  18. "Pick Up the Pieces" – 5:38
    Drums performed by Steve Ferrone