September 2007 marked the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of one of the true giants of jazz: drummer and bandleader Buddy Rich.
To celebrate, award-winning British drummer Pete Cater played a special one-off concert at Cadogan Hall, London. Such was the success of this event that Pete and his big band will be doing a limited number of special appearances commemorating the master drummer. The concerts will feature virtually all the best-remembered and most frequently requested items from Richs repertoire, and is a rare opportunity to hear the music played live, exactly as it was intended to sound.
Expect to hear West Side Story, Love for Sale, Norwegian Wood and much more of the unforgettable music made famous by arguably the most successful big band of the 60s, 70s and 80s. This could easily be said to be the ultimate challenge for any drummer, but Pete Cater is more than up to the task.
British drummer Pete Cater first took to the stage as leader of his own big band while still a teenager. He has had his current band since 1995, appearing throughout the UK and Europe. The band can be heard on three internationally acclaimed CDs, all of which have featured new music that has combined the best of the core values of big bands whilst presenting a forward looking approach to the music.
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