Monster [Bonus Tracks]

The Monster [Bonus Tracks]

by Buddy Rich
     
 
This British import draws its material from three sessions led by drummer Buddy Rich during 1954-1955. The first three selections have Rich leading an intriguing octet in Los Angeles that is most notable for including trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and altoist Willie Smith. "Sunday" and "The Monster" are from a 1955 session in which Rich

Overview

This British import draws its material from three sessions led by drummer Buddy Rich during 1954-1955. The first three selections have Rich leading an intriguing octet in Los Angeles that is most notable for including trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and altoist Willie Smith. "Sunday" and "The Monster" are from a 1955 session in which Rich is teamed with two trumpeters, two tenors, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Ray Brown, and the amazing Oscar Peterson. "Sunday" swings hard but it is the lengthy "The Monster" that is most remarkable. Rich and Peterson trade off at length before the drummer launches into a lengthy and rather dazzling drum solo. The remainder of this CD completely reissues the album Buddy and Sweets. Rich and Edison are joined by pianist Jimmy Rowles, guitarist Barney Kessel, and bassist John Simmons for a set of standards and basic originals that swing, not too surprisingly, like Count Basie's band. Listeners who do not have this material elsewhere are advised to pick up this consistently satisfying CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
Label:
Fivefour
UPC:
5013929312623
catalogNumber:
26

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Rich   Primary Artist,Drums
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Gerald Wiggins   Piano
Tom Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Brown   Bass
Joe Comfort   Bass
Bob Poland   Baritone Saxophone
Milt Bernhardt   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Harry Edison   Composer
Buddy Rich   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Chester Cohn   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Benny Krueger   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Ann Ronell   Composer
Christopher Evans   Liner Notes

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