Plays The Arrangements Of Marty Paich & Ernie Wilkins (Digipack Edition )
Pete Candoli, Harry Sweets Edison, Conrad Gozzo (tp), Frank Rosolino (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb), Bob Cooper (ts), Buddy Collette (bs, .), Jimmy Rowles (p), Bill Pittman (g), Joe Mondragon (b) & Buddy Rich (d)
This release contains the first two big band LPs by Buddy Rich, in their entirety: This Ones for Basie with arrangements by Marty Paich; and Richcraft with conducted and arranged by Ernie Wilkins.
Both albums feature great stars from the East and West Coasts including: Harry "Sweets" Edison, Phil Woods, Al Cohn, Benny Golson, Pete Candoli, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Rowles, Emmett Berry, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Bob Cooper, Buddy Collette, Billy Byers, Earl Warren, Joe Mondragon and many more.
In 1951, Rich had joined the Harry James band, where he stayed until 1955 - but then joined again in 59. In between, and during these stints he worked with his own jazz combo, appeared on TV shows as an actor and dancer (taught by his vaudeville parents, he was a fine tap dancer); appeared in movies and did regular night club work as a vocalist - as well as making these two classic albums. A man of many talents - as well as one of the greatest jazz drummers.
Splendid sound quality - new and careful 20-bit remastering.
01. Blue And Sentimental
02. Down For Double
03. Jump For Me
04. Blues For Basie
05. Jumping At The Woodside
06. Aint It The Truth
07. Shorty George
08. 9:20 Special
11. Sweet Tooth
12. Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie
13. Yardbird Suite
15. I Want A Little Girl
16. From The Sticks
17. Song Of The Islands
Total Time: 75:48 min.
Tracks #1-8 from This Ones For Basie recorded in Los Angeles, August 24 (#3-4, 7-8) & 25 (#1-2, 5-6), 1956. Personnel: Pete Candoli, Harry Sweets Edison, Conrad Gozzo (tp); Frank Rosolino (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb), Bob Cooper (ts), Buddy Collette (bs), Jimmy Rowles (p), Bill Pittman (g), Joe Mondragon (b) and Buddy Rich (d). Arrangements by Marty Paich.
Tracks #9-17 from Richcraft. Personnel: Emmett Berry, Harry Sweets Edison, Joe Ferrante, Stan Fishelson, Jimmy Nottingham (tp); Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Billy Byers, Willie Dennis (tb); Earl Warren, Phil Woods (as); Al Cohn, Benny Golson (ts), Steve Perlow (bs), John Bunch (p), Sam Herman (g), Phil Leshin (b) and Buddy Rich (d). Arrangements by Ernie Wilkins.