In Memory of Ted Reinhardt
by Buck Quigley - posted 12:07 pm, March 5, 2015
There is a musician joke that goes like this:
Q: How is a drum solo like a sneeze?
A: You can tell it’s coming, but there’s nothing you can do about it.
We all know it’s a funny joke because a badly played drum solo is one of the most unpleasant experiences a member of a live audience can endure.
But anyone who ever had the pleasure of seeing Ted Reinhardt play live knows how engaging and entertaining a great drum solo can be.
There’s a lot of sadness in the Buffalo Music Community after the news of his death in a plane crash with two friends. Here’s the story from Lou Michel of The Buffalo News.
And here’s Reinhardt playing a solo with Gamalon from 1988…
And here’s another from December, 2011…
Reinhardt is being remembered as a great musical talent, and a really cool guy.