Big Swing Face

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Big Swing Face not only reissues the second recording by Buddy Rich & His Big Band but doubles the program with nine previously unissued performances from the same engagement at the Chez Club in Hollywood. Rich's orchestra was in its early prime, displaying a very impressive ensemble sound, charts by Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers, Bob Florence, Bill Potts and others, and such soloists as altoist Ernie Watts a newcomer, trumpeter Bobby Shew, Jay Corre on tenor and the remarkable drummer/leader. Even with the presence of "Norwegian Wood" and "The Beat Goes On" the latter features Rich's teenage daughter Cathe on a vocal, this is very much a swinging set. Rich has some ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Big Swing Face not only reissues the second recording by Buddy Rich & His Big Band but doubles the program with nine previously unissued performances from the same engagement at the Chez Club in Hollywood. Rich's orchestra was in its early prime, displaying a very impressive ensemble sound, charts by Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers, Bob Florence, Bill Potts and others, and such soloists as altoist Ernie Watts a newcomer, trumpeter Bobby Shew, Jay Corre on tenor and the remarkable drummer/leader. Even with the presence of "Norwegian Wood" and "The Beat Goes On" the latter features Rich's teenage daughter Cathe on a vocal, this is very much a swinging set. Rich has some outstanding solos and lots of drum breaks but does not hog the spotlight; he was justifiably proud of his band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/9/1996
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724383798926
  • Catalog Number: 37989
  • Sales rank: 46,733

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (2:57)
  2. 2 Big Swing Face (5:15)
  3. 3 Monitor Theme (2:24)
  4. 4 Wack Wack (3:04)
  5. 5 Love for Sale (4:30)
  6. 6 Mexicali Nose (2:49)
  7. 7 Willowcrest (4:55)
  8. 8 The Beat Goes On (4:40)
  9. 9 Bugle Call Rag (4:42)
  10. 10 Standing up in a Hammock (2:32)
  11. 11 Chicago (2:47)
  12. 12 Lament for Lester (2:30)
  13. 13 Machine (3:45)
  14. 14 Silver Threads Among the Blues (4:40)
  15. 15 New Blues (4:38)
  16. 16 Old Timey (3:25)
  17. 17 Loose (4:05)
  18. 18 Apples (AKA Gino) (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Rich Primary Artist, Drums
Bobby Shew Trumpet
Jim Gannon Bass
Jay Corre Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Quinn Davis Alto Saxophone
Chuck Findley Trumpet
Marty Flax Baritone Saxophone
Bob Keller Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Yoshito Murakami Trumpet
Richie Resnicoff Guitar
John Scottile Trumpet
Ray Starling Piano
James Trimble Trombone
Ernie Watts Flute, Alto Saxophone
Bill Wimberly Bass Trombone
Robert Keller Flute, Tenor Saxophone
James Gannon Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Belden Producer, Reissue Producer
Bob Florence Arranger
Bill Holman Arranger
Bill Potts Arranger
Shorty Rogers Arranger
Harry Betts Arranger
Richard Bock Producer
Jay Corre Arranger
Wally Heider Engineer
Don Piestrup Arranger
Dean Pratt Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Don Rader Arranger
Bill Reddie Arranger
Gabor Halmos Artwork
Arthur M. Wiggins Arranger
Bill Reddy Arranger
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