Definitive battle of the drummers from 1959. CD has four bonus cuts.
- Release Date:
- Polygram Records
Performance CreditsBuddy Rich Primary Artist,Drums,Track Performer
John Bunch Piano
Julian Priester Trombone
Max Roach Percussion,Drums,Track Performer
Stanley Turrentine Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Turrentine Trumpet
Willie Dennis Trombone
Bobby Boswell Bass
Phil Leshin Bass
Phil Woods Alto Saxophone
Technical CreditsGigi Gryce Arranger
Bill Stoddard Engineer
Jack Tracy Producer,Liner Notes
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Rich Versus Roach based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
As incredible as Buddy is was and always will be, here on "Figure Eights" Max definitely takes control of the dual--not so much in speed, stick and finger technique, where Buddy still has it over many of the top current drummers--but in melodic phrasing. Max here plays so many creative melodic 8 bar fugures between the snare and toms, and Buddy cannot compete on that level--speed fire ferocity attack Buddy is always better but for sheer creative sonoric melodies Max's textures are much richer.