Freddie Gruber
Freddie Gruber was a jazz drummer and drum teacher. born on May 27, 1927. He came up in the nascent New York be-bop scene, and gigged with Charlie Parker, among many others. Making fast friends with his roommate, fellow drummer Buddy Rich, he observed Rich's "style, technique, and guts" over a long period and eventually based most of his teaching method on what he assimilated.