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Cymbals from Buddy Rich's drum set

Drum from Buddy Rich's drum set

Buddy Rich's Drum Set
1983-1987

The evolving drum set
Big-band drummer Buddy Rich used this drumset during the mid-1980s. Known variously as drum kit, trap set, or traps, the jazz drumset originated in New Orleans more than 100 years ago, when drummer Dee Dee Chandler of the John Robichaux Orchestra--covering for an absent second drummer--performed on two drums simultaneously. Chandler fashioned a makeshift pedal to play the bass drum with his foot while using sticks to play the snare drum. Later, dance-band drummers added more parts to the drumset, including Chinese tom-toms, cymbals, woodblocks, and bells. By the 1920s, this percussion assemblage became the prototype of the standard jazz drumset.

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Made by Slingerland, Chicago, IL
Bernard "Buddy" Rich, born June 30 or September 30, 1917 (biographers differ), Brooklyn, NY; died April 2, 1987, Los Angeles, CA
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