Buddy Rich Collection

Buddy Rich Collection

by Buddy Rich
     
 
This is an excellent collection of Buddy Rich compiled from his tenure with Liberty Records in the '70s. As is typical of Great Britain's BGO label, the sound quality is excellent, there are decent liner notes and the tune selection is impeccable and includes Rich's fantastic readings of Burt Bacharach's "Alfie,"

Overview

This is an excellent collection of Buddy Rich compiled from his tenure with Liberty Records in the '70s. As is typical of Great Britain's BGO label, the sound quality is excellent, there are decent liner notes and the tune selection is impeccable and includes Rich's fantastic readings of Burt Bacharach's "Alfie," Johnny Burke's "Preach and Teach," Bobby Troup's "The Meaning of the Blues," and a hyper modern take on Vernon Duke's nugget "I Just Can't Get Started." Rich was able to take the big band into very progressive areas, and other cuts, such as the arrangement of Bill Holman's "Winning the West," illustrate why. Holman, along with Oliver Nelson, Bill Potts, Don Sebesky, and Don Menza were some of those who wrote charts for the group. This band not only swung, they used elements of Kenton's advanced harmonics, Duke Ellington's blues roots, and the sheer dynamic, in-your-face verve of the Don Ellis bands. Add to this the personnel Rich was lucky enough to work with at the time -- he would claim it was they who were lucky to work with him -- and it's no surprise these sides burn: Richie Cole, Art Pepper, Ernie Watts, Bobby Shew, Chuck Findley, Pat La Barbera and John Boice, just to name a few. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2002
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261203779
catalogNumber:
377
Rank:
90916

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Rich   Primary Artist
John Bunch   Piano,Soloist
Richie Cole   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Art Pepper   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Bobby Shew   Trumpet,Soloist
Pat La Barbera   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Walter Battegello   Trumpet
John Boice   Trombone,Soloist
Jay Corre   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Vince Diaz   Trombone
Chuck Findley   Trumpet,Soloist
Rick Stepton   Trombone,Soloist
Ernie Watts   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Bill Prince   Trumpet,Soloist
Walter Namuth   Guitar,Soloist
James Gannon   Electric Bass,Soloist
George Zonce   Trumpet,Soloist

Technical Credits

Bob Florence   Arranger
Bill Holman   Arranger,Composer
Don Menza   Arranger
Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Bill Potts   Arranger
Allyn Ferguson   Arranger
Harry Betts   Arranger
Richard Bock   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Reice Hamel   Engineer
Wally Heider   Engineer
Lanky Linstrot   Engineer
Don Piestrup   Arranger,Composer
Bill Reddie   Arranger
Dave Bloomberg   Arranger
Peter Vacher   Liner Notes
Bill Porter   Engineer

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