Swingin' New Big Band

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
1966 was a most illogical time for anyone to try forming a new big band but Buddy Rich beat the odds. This CD reissues the first album by the Buddy Rich Orchestra, augmenting the original Lp program with nine previously unissued performances from the same sessions. The arrangements eight by Oliver Nelson along with charts by Bill Holman, Phil Wilson, Jay Corre, Don Rader and others swing, put the emphasis on the ensembles and primarily feature Corre's tenor although trumpeter Bobby Shew, altoist Pete Yellin, pianist John Bunch and guitarist Barry Zweig are also heard from. Most of the songs did not stay in the drummer's repertoire long other than Bill Reddie's adaptation of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
1966 was a most illogical time for anyone to try forming a new big band but Buddy Rich beat the odds. This CD reissues the first album by the Buddy Rich Orchestra, augmenting the original Lp program with nine previously unissued performances from the same sessions. The arrangements eight by Oliver Nelson along with charts by Bill Holman, Phil Wilson, Jay Corre, Don Rader and others swing, put the emphasis on the ensembles and primarily feature Corre's tenor although trumpeter Bobby Shew, altoist Pete Yellin, pianist John Bunch and guitarist Barry Zweig are also heard from. Most of the songs did not stay in the drummer's repertoire long other than Bill Reddie's adaptation of "West Side Story" and "Sister Sadie" and in fact only three members of the 17-piece orchestra would still be working for Rich a year later. An enjoyable and somewhat historic set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/1996
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724383523221
  • Catalog Number: 35232
  • Sales rank: 52,559

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Rich Primary Artist, Drums
John Bunch Piano
Bobby Shew Trumpet
Barry Zweig Guitar
Gene Quill Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Pete Yellin Flute, Alto Saxophone
Walter Battegello Trumpet
John Boice Trombone
Jay Corre Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Marty Flax Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Good Bass Trombone
Yoshito Murakami Trumpet
Stephen Perlow Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Carson Smith Bass
James Trimble Trombone
Mike Waverley Bass Trombone
John Sottile Trumpet
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Tom Waits Composer
Bob Belden Producer, Reissue Producer
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Bill Holman Arranger
Stan Kenton Liner Notes
Oliver Nelson Arranger
Phil Wilson Arranger
Robert Lamm Composer
Richard Bock Producer
John Boice Arranger
Richard Brock Producer
Jay Corre Arranger
Henry Cosby Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Wally Heider Engineer
Don Piestrup Arranger
Dean Pratt Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Don Rader Arranger
Bill Reddie Arranger
Stevie Wonder Composer
Woody Woodward Art Direction
Sylvia Moy Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Arthur M. Wiggins Arranger, Composer
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