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VIDEO I
Eric Fischer - Buddy Rich: Trombone Man
A Tribute to Buddy Rich






VIDEO II
Eric Fischer - Buddy Rich: Not So Quiet Please
A Tribute to Buddy Rich





"Not So Quiet Please" was Buddy Rich's featured number in the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from 1942 to 1945.

He was also known to play this selection throughout the late 1940's with his own band. In 1948, The Buddy Rich Ochestra filmed a two-reel short for Universal Pictures featuring "Not So Quiet Please".

Singer and drummer Mel Tormé described this 1948 footage in his book "Traps the Drum Wonder - The Life of Buddy Rich," as follows: "His tom-tom work, interacting with the bass drum during this solo, results in one of the most exciting pieces of film ever shot of any musician."
"The Trombone Man Is the Best Man in the Band" is a Tommy Dorsey Orchestra number from the 1941 film "Las Vegas Nights". The film features a young Buddy Rich playing an extended solo near the end of this novelty tune. This footage is one of the earliest examples of Buddy's tremendous technique and soloing style.

I transcribed this solo to study Buddy's technique and musical phrasing and have included footage of Buddy and me performing this piece together. Also included is a MIDI sequence of the solo aligned with the original footage to verify the accuracy of the transcription.

I hope you enjoy viewing this footage as much as I have compiling it
Eric Fischer



Carl Palmer: Drum Solos (DVD) - Produced by Eric Fischer






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CARL PALMER RELEASES HIS FIRST INSTRUCTIONAL DVD!

Featuring solos spanning Carl’s legendary career with transcriptions and slow–motion video.

Superstar drummer Carl Palmer finally releases his first educational video. This title features Palmer performing his most legendary drum solos, including the immortal "spinning" California Jam performance from 1974. From his early years in The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster; through his legendary association with platinum superstar bands, Emerson Lake & Palmer and ASIA; and behind the drumkit of his own popular solo band; Carl Palmer remains one of the greatest rock drummers of all time.

Play along with Carl Palmer’s amazing drum solos spanning his legendary career! Video clips with MIDI soundtracks of Carl’s drum solos are included on this DVD at 50%, 75% and 100% speed so you can clearly see and hear every note played. Carl’s drum solos are transcribed note–for–note and are included as PDF files. MP3’s of the drum solos (with MIDI soundtracks) are also included at 50%, 75% and 100% speed so you can play along with the transcriptions, gradually working towards 100% speed! Learn all of Carl Palmer’s legendary licks from these astounding performances!

1. Karn Evil 9 Drum Solo - ELP - California Jam 1974

2. The Heat Goes On Drum Solo - Asia - 2008

3. Fanfare For The Common Man Drum Solo - Asia - 2009

Special Features:

- Carl’s stunning snare drum solo from the Palmer Trilogy Showdown.
- Rare never released footage of Carl soloing with the band 3.
- Photo Gallery

Plus, magazine features on Carl published throughout his career are included in the DVD-ROM portion of this package.

This DVD sold out on the previous Carl Palmer Band North American Tour!

Carl Palmer Instructional DVD - Produced by Eric Fischer








Eric Fischer

Eric Fischer has been playing in the Detroit area with the progressive rock band Space Nelson for the past few years, and more recently with Radar Pilot.

His Buddy Rich tribute DVD’s have earned him accolades from many of the top drummers in the world including Charlie Watts and Dennis Chambers.

Eric was honored to have Mr. Chambers include these DVD’s as part of his drum clinics in 2007.

Eric was interviewed in the April 2010 issue of Modern Drummer about his Buddy Rich project – definitely a career highlight.

In addition to performing live, Eric enjoys continuing to find unique ways to produce drumming videos and worked with the legendary Carl Palmer on the new DVD: Carl Palmer - Drum Solos.

















Eric Fischer - Dave Grohl






Eric Fischer - Dennis Chambers





Eric Fischer - Carl Palmer