1994 Buddy Rich & His Big Band – Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich

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….


1  Dancing Men (John LaBarbera) 6:37
2  Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul) 5:11
3  Love for Sale (Cole Porter) 4:32
4  Beulah Witch (Don Menza) 4:30
5  Nutville (Greg Hopkins) 5:11
6  Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) 4:37
7  No Jive (Bob Mintzer) 5:48
8  Milestones (Miles Davis) 5:06
9  The Drum Alson Waltzes, Pt. 1 (Max Roach) 1:05
10  Machine (Bill Reddie) 3:47
11  Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) 3:41
12  Slo-Funk (Bob Mintzer) 5:34
13  Shawnee (Mike Barone) 3:08
14  Drumorello (Joe Morello) 3:12
15  The Drum Alson Waltzes, Pt. 2 (Max Roach) 0:45
16  Lingo (Bill Bruford) 4:34
17  Ya Gotta Try 3:18
18  Pick Up the Pieces 5:40



BassChuck Bergeron
GuitarBill Beaudoin
GuitarChuck Loeb
GuitarJohn Hart
FluteGary Keller
SaxAndy Fusco
SaxDave D’Angelo
SaxJack Stuckey
SaxSteve Marcus
SaxWalt Weiskopf
SaxGary Keller
TromboneGeorge Gesslein
TromboneJohn Mosca
TromboneRick Trager
TrumpetCraig Johnson
TrumpetDaniel Collette
TrumpetDave Stahl
TrumpetGreg Gisbert
TrumpetJoe Magnarelli
TrumpetMike Ponella
TrumpetRobert Millikan
TrumpetRoss Konikoff
TrumpetScott Wendholt
TrumpetTony Kadleck

Other Musicians

1 Dancing Men

DrumsSimon Phillips

2 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

DrumsDave Weckl

3 Love For Sale

DrumsSteve Gadd

4 Beulah Witch

DrumsMatt Sorum

5 Nutville

DrumsSteve Smith (2)

6 Cotton Tail

DrumsNeil Peart

7 No Jive

DrumsManu Katche
PercussionMino Cinelu

8 Milestones

DrumsBilly Cobham

9 The Drum Alson Waltzes, Pt. 1

DrumsMax Roach

10 Machine

DrumsRod Morgenstein

11 Straight, No Chaser

DrumsKenny Aronoff

12 Slo-Funk

DrumsOmar Hakim

13 Shawnee

DrumsEd Shaughnessy

14 Drumorello

DrumsJoe Morello

15 The Drum Alson Waltzes, Pt. 2

DrumsMax Roach

16 Lingo

DrumsBill Bruford
KeyboardsJon Werking

17 Ya Gotta Try

DrumsMarvin Smith

18 Pick Up the Pieces

DrumsSteve Ferrone
PercussionKenny Aronoff
PercussionNeil Peart

Liner Notes

Producer – Neil Peart
Producer (Executive) – Cathy Rich, Liam Birt
Engineer – Paul Northfield

Art Direction, Design – Hugh Syme
Photography By – Dan Thress, Lissa Wales, Paul Siegel, Rob Wallis

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Anthem Entertainment
Recorded At – Power Station
Mixed At – Le Studio
Mastered At – Gateway Mastering