Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

by Buddy RichBuddy Rich


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Big Swing Face not only reissues the second recording by Buddy Rich & His Big Band but doubles the program with nine previously unissued performances from the same engagement at the Chez Club in Hollywood. Rich's orchestra was in its early prime, displaying a very impressive ensemble sound, charts by Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers, Bob Florence, Bill Potts and others, and such soloists as altoist Ernie Watts (a newcomer), trumpeter Bobby Shew, Jay Corre on tenor and the remarkable drummer/leader. Even with the presence of "Norwegian Wood" and "The Beat Goes On" (the latter features Rich's teenage daughter Cathe on a vocal), this is very much a swinging set. Rich has some outstanding solos and lots of drum breaks but does not hog the spotlight; he was justifiably proud of his band.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/1996
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724383798926
catalogNumber: 37989
Rank: 24576

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Rich   Primary Artist,Drums
Bobby Shew   Trumpet
Jim Gannon   Bass
Jay Corre   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Quinn Davis   Alto Saxophone
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Marty Flax   Baritone Saxophone
Bob Keller   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Yoshito Murakami   Trumpet
Richie Resnicoff   Guitar
John Scottile   Trumpet
Ray Starling   Piano
James Trimble   Trombone
Ernie Watts   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Bill Wimberly   Bass Trombone
Robert Keller   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
James Gannon   Bass

Technical Credits

Bob Belden   Producer,Reissue Producer
Bob Florence   Arranger
Bill Holman   Arranger
Bill Potts   Arranger
Shorty Rogers   Arranger
Jack Pettis   Composer
Harry Betts   Arranger
Richard Bock   Producer
Jay Corre   Arranger
Wally Heider   Engineer
Don Piestrup   Arranger
Dean Pratt   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Don Rader   Arranger
Bill Reddie   Arranger
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Gabor Halmos   Artwork
Arthur M. Wiggins   Arranger
Bill Reddy   Arranger
Billy Meyers   Composer

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