Complete 1955 Hollywood Sessions
  • Norgran MGN-1052
    Norgran MGN-1052
  • Norgran MGN-1078
    Norgran MGN-1078
  • Norgran MGN-1038
    Norgran MGN-1038
  • Verve MGV- 8129
    Verve MGV- 8129

Buddy Rich & Harry Edison

Complete 1955 Hollywood Sessions

Fresh Sound Records

Harry Edison (tp), Sonny Criss (as), Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel (g), John Simmons (b), Buddy Rich (d)

Reference: FSRCD 542

Bar code: 8427328605427


In the mid Fifties, Buddy Rich was universally considered to be, technically, the greatest drummer ever. It was an opinion shared by Norman Granz, who regarded Rich as the paragon of jazz drummers, and used him in several recording sessions, trusting him as JATPs timekeeper. These 1955 quintet dates, along with the swinging and melodically tasteful trumpet of Harry Sweets Edison, are among the drummers best small group recordings.

Both are backed up by some excellent jazzmen. Altoist Sonny Criss is heard in some searingly pointed solos and Barney Kessel and John Simmons contribute characteristically superior work, while Jimmy Rowles is wonderfully relaxed and swinging throughout. A fine example of the natural, spontaneous expression of emotion that is the mainstream jazz at its best.

01. Sonny And Sweets (Rich-Edison) (4:42)
02. The Two Mothers (Rich-Edison) (6:01)
03. Smooth One (Bennie Goodman) (9:11)
04. Broadway (Wood-McRay-Bird) (11:53)
05. Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin-Gershwin) (4:05)
06. Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) (7:02)
07. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Warren-Dubin) (5:11)
08. Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) (4:40)
09. Yellow Rose Of Brooklyn (Harry Edison) (4:32)
10. All Sweets (Harry Edison) (2:09)
11. Easy Does It (Young-Oliver) (8:16)
12. Barney's Bugle (Buddy Rich) (9:41)

Album details

Tracks #1, 2 & 6, taken from "The Swinging Buddy Rich" (Norgran MGN-1052)
Tracks #3 & 4, taken from "The Wailing Buddy Rich" (Norgran MGN-1078)
Tracks #5, 7-12 from "Buddy & Sweets" (Norgran MGN-1038), later reissued as Verve MGV-8129.

Harry 'Sweets' Edison (trumpet), Sonny Criss (alto sax on #1-4), Barney Kessel (guitar on #5-12), Jimmy Rowles (piano), John Simmons (bass), Buddy Rich (drums).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, on August 26, 1955 [#1-4], September 1, 1955 [#5-12]

Original sessions supervised by Norman Granz
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

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