The band was clean and hot. There was no distortion whatsoever. And the performance was absolutely magnificent. And I had it on tape! There are reasons, beyond my illicit efforts, why this tape is so good.
First, Buddy's edition of his band then was really incredible. He had a phenomenal young bassist by the name of Wayne Pedzwatr who really lifted Buddy, his band, and the material they were performing to fresh new heights. He was a joy to watch and listen to as he interacted instrumentally with Buddy.
The superb recording fidelity on this tape is a sheer stroke of good luck. Somehow I intuitively understood where to place the microphones that evening in order to capture a completely dynamic yet balanced sound from the band. Buddy's drums and cymbals are as clear as a bell yet they do not manage to cover up the band. When I hear this tape it really sounds like I remember it sounded when I was there.
I think that particular quality is the truest hallmark of any live recording. I have never profited, except from a musical vantage point, from this tape. Long live the wonderful memory of Buddy Rich.
The audio quality is bit lacking here due to a number of reasons. So that was a feat unto itself but me being me I just had to push it and bring in a recorder but the drawback was it had to remain hidden under the table! Too bad, because I was at the lip of the stage close enough to reach Steve Marcus! Anyway, that sort of explains the muddy bass-heavy recording of this set. Obviously "West Side Story Medley" is the kicker in this set.
Buddy looked pissed and frowned all through the concert, but he was so on top of it that night! Listen for yourself! The guy who screams at sums it up for me as well! As soon as the guy screamed that, Buddy, without missing a beat, flipped his drumstick and faked stabbing himself with it! Talk about timing Good God! Thank you, Dag Markhus! The original source of these tracks is unknown. They were graciously forwarded to me by drummer friends Steve Dripps and Dag Markhus.
To my knowledge, these clips are not previously published or copyrighted, and so they fit this page's requirements. If any of you know who recorded them, please let me know, so I can properly credit them. Bob continues to have a great career today. Bob writes: I'm pretty sure the tracks from New Orleans came from my personal tape collection. I was the pianist in the band.
It was at a place called Rosie's an ex-bordello. Later that night an 11 year old Harry Connick Jr. His father D. The bassist in the Nice concerts on Bob's site was Tom Warrington. Murphy didn't join 'til September. Note from Mike James: This recording totals a little over 50 mb. I generally break these up into individual cuts, but since there's commentary, the interview with Bob Mintzer, etc. Selections: Click here to play. Being a Buddy Rich fan since I was around 6 years old, my big dream was to see Buddy and his band Live.
Prior to this visit in , Buddy had visited Norway once before, in or At this time, as I am born in , I obviously could not go to the concert, however for this show, my father had planned for us to attend.
I was really heartbroken but my father who was always very alert about good music on the radio picked up that the NRK Norwegian National Broadcasting recorded it and was going to broadcast the concert in two separate parts. Both nights I connected my little Philips cassette player to our old radio and recorded everything on cassette. The recording became a huge source for inspiration as I already at 12 had decided I wanted to be a professional drummer.
I practiced with the cassette, listened to it and brought it along everywhere I went. Needless to say, I wore the tape out. I still have it but its virtually unplayable.
Fortunately, I know the NRK producer of the show very well as he was also the producer for the NRK big band where I played before it was discontinued in I asked him for a copy from the archives. I got it but it was only Part 2 of the broadcast that had survived. Part one had been erased!! However, I recently got word that a friend of mine, who attended the concert, recorded part 1 on reel tape!
I will check into this and try to get it converted so you all can enjoy it. The concert took place at the Chateu Neuf, the Oslo University auditorium. Seating capacity is around and it was totally sold out. The recording quality is superb, crisp and defined, much due to the bands amazing level of dynamics and precision.
The recording also captures the ambience in the room and the amazing vibe in the audience. It gives a great picture of just how Buddy and the band amazed audiences every single time.
I know many BR fans feels the same. Of course, also in this edition is Bob Mintzer on 2nd tenor sax. It gives a hint about what life on the road with the BR Killer Force was like. Any Buddy Rich concert would not be complete without the late, amazing Steve Marcus who plays his heart out throughout this show.
Their version of Stella By Starlight towards the end of this recording is nothing short of a jewel. As mentioned, I could not attend this concert BUT in something happened that patched things up a little. In my hometown just outside Oslo, I was playing in an amateur big band and during a small jazz festival in my town trumpeter John Mc Neil was to perform with his quartet. And who was the bass player? To boot they were going to have a seminar with our big band.
I still remember the moment when I got to say hello to Tom and he unpacked his brown Fender P bass that I had seen on numerous record covers and photos. We have since hooked up over the net and I made an interview with him in for the magazine Musikkpraksis about his work with Buddy.
I am very proud to share this recording with all of you Buddy Rich fans out there. I know the feeling we get when we listen to or see Buddy Rich and any of his fabolous bands are something very unique. I recorded this sitting stage center, about 15 feet from the stage, in stereo, holding a Sony ECM mike in each hand.
It's tough to get a really good recording in that venue, because of the metal roof over the stage and the dance floor where I was seated. It always comes out "tinny". You'll hear some shifting on the first track, where I was adjusting the balance and levels. I happen to have heard the band a lot at this time, and I know exactly what was going on This is right at the end of Buddy's time with Slingerland, just before his re-association with Ludwig. The band had put out three albums in rapid succession Here you have Buddy really in the "take no prisoners" mode, explosive, to the point of being scary, live, at times.
Steve Marcus is the "new kid", trying to prove to Buddy that electrified soprano sax with effects will work, when Buddy didn't think so. Yet, he's his usual sensitive and funky genius on "'Round Midnight". The crowd is really appreciative throughout, which adds to the fun. Buddy was featuring Rick Stepton on trombone a lot, in a plunger mute, which the audience seemed to go wild for in those days. Buddy's daughter Cathy, and Beverly Getz?
They do a blues thing that's mostly excerpts from "Senator Sam", but with ad-lib trumpet backup thrown in by Lin and Greg. Buddy was in a great mood, and it shows. So, it's dramatic, sensitive, driving, funky, etc.. These are great historical masterpieces. However, we are talking 30 years ago and the book is a reference source, not necessarily written by the fiery finger of God in stone.
Personnel listed for March Sometime between April 28th and 30th, the book lists Waymon Reed as temporarily out and adds Cathy Rich and Liz Nadler for the spring tour. Buddy chose not to replace him for the short time period, so the band played with only three trumpets.
The name was eventually applied to the whole band. By the way, in case you hadn't already heard how the book got its name - When first published, the book was titled "We Don't Play Requests". The band was walking through a hallway toward the stage A security guard noticed the difference and asked Buddy if he was with the band. Buddy said "Sure. Now's The Time Album Version.
All Sweets Single Version. Easy Does It. Barney's Bugle. Shorty George. Jump For Me. Blues For Basie. Blue And Sentimental. Blue And Sentimental 45 Take. Down For Double. Down For Double 45 Take. Ain't It The Truth?
Jumpin' At The Woodside. Pent-Up House. Bloody Mary. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Jazz. Recording Location The Netherlands. Track Listing. Cherokee - Buddy Rich and His Orchestra 9. Brainwashed - The Buddy Rich Septet Blues - Buddy Rich and His Sextet Back To The Land 2. I Cover The Waterfront 4. Somebody Loves Me 5. I Want To Be Happy 6. The Man I Love 7. Mean To Me 8. Peg O' My Heart 9. I Cover The Waterfront I Can't Get Started Tea For Two Body and Soul These Foolish Things Lester Leaps In I've Found A New Baby.
Wind Machine 2. Night Blood 3. Ready Mix 4. The Trolley Song 5. Good News Pt. Steve Marcus 6. Winding Way 2. Harco Shuffle 3. Just In Time Tracks of Disc 3 1. Loose 2. Love For Sale 3. Shawnee 4. Up Jumped Spring 5. Why Bother?
Tracks of Disc 4 1. Porgy And Bess 2. Twisted Feat. Cathy Rich. Just In Time 4. Mercy, Mercy Live CD. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 2. Preach And Teach 3. Channel 1 Suite 4. Big Mama Cass 5. Goodbye Yesterday 6. Acid Truth 7. Alfie 8. Ode To Billie Joe 9. Chavala Lucky Chelsea Bridge. Readymix 2. Basically Blues 3. Critic's Choice 4. My Man's Gone Now 5. Up Tight Everything's Alright 6. Sister Sadie 7. More Soul 8. What'd I Say Hoe Down Step Right Up Apples aka Gino Chicago In A Mellotone Never Will I Marry Lament For Lester Naptown Blues.
Moments Notice 2. Watson's Walk 3. Marks Square A Special Day 4. Little Train 5. Milestones 6. The Words 7. Dancing Men 8. Just Buddy Rich Tracks of Disc 2 1. Superstar 2. Love Story 3. In a Mellow Tone 4. Two Bass Hit 5. Buddy Rich Introduces 6. That's Enough 7. Time Being 8. Buddy Rich Again. Lawrence Of Arabia 2. Delaney's Delight 3. Habanera 4. Conversations with B. Skin Deep 6. The British Grenadiers 7.
Blues March 9. Scotland The Brave Under The Double Eagle St Louis Blues March Yellow Submarine. The Solos Live CD. Intro 2. Grand Concourse 3. Bugle Call Rag 4. Tales of Rhoda Rat 5. Slow Funk 6. Someday My Prince Will Come 7. West Side Story Suite. Let's Fall In Love 6.
Me And My Jaguar 7. Just Blues 8. Strike It Rich Sportin' Life Sonny And Sweets The Two Mothers Tracks of Disc 2 1.
Willow Weep For Me 2. Yellow Rose Of Brooklyn 3. All Sweets 4. Barney's Bugle 6. Now's The Time 7. Blue And Sentimental 9. Jumpin' At The Woodside Ain't It The Truth Yellow Rose Of Brooklyn Easy Does It All Sweets Barney's Bugle Now's The Time To keep the links alive, we use a link shortener then directs it to Zippyshare for unlimited download without limitation.Let's Fall In Love - Buddy Rich; 8. Me And My Jaguar - Buddy Rich; 9. Sweet Opus No.1 - Buddy Rich; Sportin' Life (Sweetie Pie) - Buddy Rich; Sonny And Sweets - Buddy Rich Quintet; Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams - Buddy Rich; All Sweets - Buddy Rich Quintet; Drums In Hi-Fly - Woody Herman and His Orchestra; Between The.