The Swinging Buddy Rich · West Coast All-Star Sessions (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Norgran MGN-1052
    Norgran MGN-1052
  • Norgran MGN-1086
    Norgran MGN-1086

Buddy Rich

The Swinging Buddy Rich · West Coast All-Star Sessions (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Buddy Rich (d, lead), Harry Edison, Conte Candoli, Conrad Gozzo (tp), Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb), Milt Bernhart, Frank Rosolino (tb), Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as), Zoot Sims, Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper (ts), Buddy Collette (fl, ts, bs), Bob Lawson, Bob Poland (bs), Jimmy Rowles, Gerald Wiggins (p), Bill Pitman (g), John Simmons, Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (perc), Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich (arr)

Reference: FSRCD 552

Bar code: 8427328605526


This CD is an hommage to jazz legend Buddy Rich, a great, swinging drummer with roots in the Swing Era. Rich played with some of the best big bands, but it was his association with Tommy Dorsey that first thrust him into the consciousness of a whole generation of swing fans. He won many Down Beat awards during his time, going as far back as 1941, and has been ranked by most authorities as the leading drummer in jazz during a span of more than two decades. Drummers of all persuasion have shown their admiration for Rich. Max Roach, dean of modern drummers, after making an LP with Buddy, said that he was a fabulous musician, either in a big band or with a small group. Philly Joe Jones, one of the most respected of all jazz drummers, remarked, Buddy does things that are unbelievable for any drummer Ive seen Buddy do all kinds of solos, any way you can think of, and Ive never seen him do tricks. To top things up, no less an authority on the subject than Gene Krupa said: Buddy Rich is the greatest drummer of all time. It is hard to get better than that!

01. Let's Fall In Love (Arlen-Koehler) 2:50
02. Me And My Jaguar (Buddy Rich) 3:48
03. Just Blues (Buddy Rich) 6:27
04. Sweets' Opus No.1 (Harry Edison) 2:37
05. Strike It Rich (Johnny Mandel) 6:32
06. Sportin' Life (Sweetie Pie) (Harry Edison) 2:36
07. Piano, Bongos, Bass, And Guitar (Dennis-Adair) 3:27
08. Jump For Me (Count Basie) 5:42
09. Blues For Basie (Harry Edison) 7:17
10. Shorty George (Count Basie) 5:12
11. 9:20 Special (Earle Warren) 4:34
12. Blue And Sentimental (Basie-Livingstone-David) 4:47
13. Down For Double (Freddie green) 4:06
14. Jumping At The Woodside (Count Basie) 6:23
15. Ain't It The Truth (Basie-Harding-Palmer) 3:00

Album details

Tracks #1-6, from the album "The Swinging Buddy Rich" (Norgran MGN-1052)
Track #7, from the 78rpm Norgran 126
Tracks #8-15, from the album "This One's For Basie" (Norgran MGN-1086)


Harry Sweets Edison (tp), Milt Bernhart (tb), Benny Carter (as), Georgie Auld (ts), Bob Lawson (bs), Jimmy Rowles (p), John Simmons (b), Buddy Rich (d).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, August 21, 1953

Arranged by Johnny Mandel
Harry Sweets Edison (tp), Milt Bernhart (tb), Willie Smith (as), Zoot Sims (ts), Bob Poland (bs), Gerald Wiggins (p), Joe Comfort (b), Buddy Rich (d), Jack Costanzo (bongos).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, August 27, 1954

Track #7: Buddy Rich (vcl), Harry Sweets Edison (tp), Gerald Wiggins (p), Joe Comfort (b), Jack Costanzo (bongos).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, August 27, 1954

Arranged by Marty Paich
Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp), Frank Rosolino (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb), Bob Cooper (ts), Buddy Collette (fl, ts, bs), Jimmy Rowles (p), Bill Pitman (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Buddy Rich (d).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, on August 24 [#8-11] & 25 [#12-15], 1956

Original sessions produced by Norman Granz
This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Hi - Fi · Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

Press reviews

-This One's For Basie

"Drummer Buddy Rich put together an interesting 11-piece group for this tribute to Count Basie. The only Basie alumnus present is trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison but the other soloists (trombonist Frank Rosolino and Bob Enevoldsen, Bob Cooper on tenor and pianist Jimmy Rowles) easily fit into the setting. Marty Paich contributed the arrangements, there are plenty of drum solos and the music, if not all that memorable, can easily be enjoyed by straightahead jazz fans."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide


9,95 €  (tax incl.)

Add to wishlist

Added to your wishlist.

You can manage your wishlist here.

You're not signed in

You must sign in to manage your wishlist.
Sign in
Delivery information:
Delivery in 5-7 days
Shipping rates Terms and conditions
Payment methods:



Customer reviews

Write a review

The Swinging Buddy Rich · West Coast All-Star Sessions (2 LP on 1 CD)
Rate this product:

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Your review has been added and will be available once approved by a moderator.