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The Roar of '74

The Roar of '74

by Buddy Rich Buddy Rich
The Roar of '74

The Roar of '74

by Buddy Rich Buddy Rich

CD(Canadian Import)

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In late 1973, the Buddy Rich big band still featured the explosive drummer in prime, competitive form. The orchestra's key soloist during the era was Pat LaBarbera (doubling on tenor and soprano); guitarist Joe Beck also has a spot on "Big Mac." The charts (by Ernie Wilkins, John LaBarbera, Manny Albam, Greg Hopkins and Don Menza) for this album emphasize hard-driving swing, with the highlights including "Nuttville," "Senator Sam" and Menza's memorable "Time Check."

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2007
Label: Groove Merchant
UPC: 0057362052826
catalogNumber: 528
Rank: 63726


  1. Nuttville
  2. Kilimanjaro Cookout
  3. Big Mac
  4. Backwoods Sideman
  5. Time Check
  6. Prelude to a Kiss
  7. Waltz of the Mushroom Hunters
  8. Senator Sam

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Rich   Primary Artist,Drums
Joe Beck   Guitar
Pat La Barbera   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
John La Barbera   Tenor Saxophone
John Laws   Baritone Saxophone
Tony Levin   Bass
John Leys   Bass Trombone
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Joe Romano   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Sam Woodyard   Percussion
Jimmy Maeulen   Conga
Bob "Mink" Martin   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Davis   Trumpet
John Hoffman   Trumpet
Buddy Budson   Piano
Bob Martin   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Greg Hopkins   Trumpet
Bob Crea   Tenor Saxophone
Larry Hall   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Don Menza   Arranger
Manny Albam   Arranger,Composer
Malcolm Addey   Engineer
Sam Alexander   Art Direction
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
John La Barbera   Arranger
Sonny Lester   Producer
Greg Hopkins   Arranger

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