Buddy Does it AGAIIN!
Joel Lindow | thornton, Co. | 06/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You just can't NOT love this man! Through all 70 years of his life he'd improved himself and his music constantly. Always amazing crowds and selling out at the record stores, Bernard "Buddy"Rich was undoubtably "The World's greatest Drummer". Like all of Buddy's other albums, this one continues his tradition of impeckable horn licks, impossible sax soli's, solo's like none you've ever heard before except from the likes of Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, and the Count Basie Orchestra. And of course aa perfect down to a 32'nd note Rhythm section! Improvisation had never seen anything like Buddy Rich on the skins, and most likely never will again. Other titles by Buddy you might enjoy are: Rich vs. Roach (for drum battles), Krupa and Rich (for drum battles), Best of Buddy Rich: The Pacific Jazz Years, BAttle of the Bands:Woody Herman vs. Buddy Rich, Big Swing Face, and Mercy Mercy: Buddy Rich Live at Ceasars Palace. Beleive me this is some of the best spent money you'll ever use."
Should not have been released
andrew i. chaplowitz | springfield, nj United States | 09/10/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Sorry, this does no justice to a giant like Buddy Rich. Inferior sound quality (putting it mildly), sounds like it were recorded on a portable tape player. Worse off, ITS RECORDED AT A SLOWER SPEED! This is proved by the fact all of the charts are heard in a lower key--I've heard them dozens of times live and hundreds of times recorded.It is criminal to publish recordings that make Buddy Rich sound slower than he actually played.Its a shame because two great charts, WIND MACHINE and JUST IN TIME are included here. Tragic."
A REVIEW ON A CD I HAVE NEVER HEARD
BRUCE PARSONS | FLORIDA(RETIRED) | 01/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a radio DJ, I had lots of opportunities to not only program Buddy's music but also was able to have him on my national and international radio shows on numerous occasions. Buddy could do more with his left hand then most drummers can do with two. He only got better and faster as he neared the end of his life. His daughter,Cathy was the love of his life. He really hoped she would end up in the music business which turned out not to be the case. He was excellent as one to be interviewed providing he sensed that the interviewer had done his or her homework. I interviewed Buddy about five times in eight years. Each time was like a separate adventure. Buddy like many had different mood swings and you had to know what mood he was in in order to produce a meaningful conversation with this master of rhythm. Now he is gone and the beat goes on but it ain't Buddy's. no one has come close to Buddy when it comes to total drumming abilities. No one."