Mercy, Mercy

Mercy, Mercy

by Buddy Rich
     
 

This CD reissue brings back the finest all-round recording by Buddy Rich's big band. The original version of "Channel 1 Suite" is a classic and contains tenor saxophonist Don Menza's most memorable solo, plus a couple of brilliant improvisations from the explosive drummer/leader. Another highlight is an inventive Phil Wilson arrangement ofSee more details below

Overview

This CD reissue brings back the finest all-round recording by Buddy Rich's big band. The original version of "Channel 1 Suite" is a classic and contains tenor saxophonist Don Menza's most memorable solo, plus a couple of brilliant improvisations from the explosive drummer/leader. Another highlight is an inventive Phil Wilson arrangement of "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," and even "Alfie" (a melodic feature for altoist Art Pepper) and "Ode to Billie Joe" come across well. In addition to the original LP program, three selections were released for the first time on this CD. "Chelsea Bridge" is particularly significant, for it showcases Pepper, who was making a brief (and unsuccessful) comeback seven years before he finally returned to the scene. This spirited and often-exciting set is a real gem and is essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/1997
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724385433122
catalogNumber:
54331
Rank:
3813

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Rich   Primary Artist,Drums
Don Menza   Tenor Saxophone
Art Pepper   Alto Saxophone
Rick Stepton   Trombone
Bill Prince   Trumpet
Walter Namuth   Guitar
Joe Azarello   Piano

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Bob Belden   Producer
Don Menza   Arranger
Charles Owens   Arranger
Phil Wilson   Arranger
Allyn Ferguson   Arranger
Richard Bock   Producer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Don Piestrup   Arranger
Dean Pratt   Producer
Bill Reddie   Arranger
Gabor Halmos   Cover Design

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