Swingin' New Big Band

Swingin' New Big Band

by Buddy RichBuddy Rich


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/23/1996
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724383523221
catalogNumber: 35232
Rank: 77370

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
Bob Belden   Producer,Reissue Producer
Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Bill Holman   Arranger
Stan Kenton   Liner Notes
Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Phil Wilson   Arranger
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
Robert Lamm   Composer

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