Buddy Rich Collection

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2002
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261203779
  • Catalog Number: 377
  • Sales rank: 16,483

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Swing Face - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (5:20)
  2. 2 Willowcrest - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (4:23)
  3. 3 Alfie - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (3:46)
  4. 4 Mexicali Nose - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (3:08)
  5. 5 Groovin' Hard - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (4:54)
  6. 6 Long Day's Journey - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (4:41)
  7. 7 Preach And Teach - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (3:56)
  8. 8 Celebration - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (3:38)
  9. 9 Basically Blues - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (5:38)
  10. 10 Critic's Choice - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (3:31)
  11. 11 The Meaning of the Blues - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (3:43)
  12. 12 Winning The West - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (6:14)
  13. 13 Group Shot - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (5:10)
  14. 14 Machine - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (3:42)
  15. 15 I Can't Get Started - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (3:54)
  16. 16 Diabolus - Buddy Rich & His Big Band (8:23)
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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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