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No Jive
Buddy Rich
No Jive
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Buddy Rich
Title: No Jive
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Novus
Release Date: 9/29/1992
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 012416314725, 012416314749, 012416606127

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Hard swinging/rocking
D. Ashley | 12/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This disc would make a great intro to Buddy's big bands. The first "side" is highlights from Buddy's 1977 release, "Buddy Rich Plays and Plays and Plays...", and the "flipside" is taken from 1971's "A Different Drummer". Both bands are smokin', with fine soloists such as Bob Mintzer and Rick Stepton, not to mention Buddy. One would be much more likely to find the 1971 session a bit dated. It should be noted that the song listed as "Tales Of Rhoda Rat" is actually a Don Menza chart entitled "Time Out". Regardless of what you call the song, I believe it's the highlight of the CD."
Can't beat Buddy !
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 04/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buddy is THE guy who plays the drums. Really he was this big! I bought this cd ten years ago and I still listen to this one very much. These big bands smoked! Bud really knew how to choose his band members.....incredible players. The opener "Ya gotta try" simply will shake your walls. All the tracks are great. I don't find the second part of the cd dated. It shows that when you are a big player, a great jazz master you are timeless no matter if the sounds are "seventies". This part shows that great jazz has been played in the seventies too. If you love big band jazz, or jazz in general buy this one without any esitation. Sure if you're lucky enough to find it."
Buddy Swings His A** Off
Boatster | Washington DC | 09/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the first moment you hear "No Jive", the title track of this excellent compilation, you'll be hooked on big band BR-style. It's still the best tune here along with "Tales of Rhoda Rat" -- no accident that they're both arranged by Bob Mintzer, who's a genius on charts even if his sax playing is too muddy and muted for my tastes. Only Buddy could inspire his band this way, giving the horn section plenty of headroom and still leaving a huge chunk of limelight for his own insane playing. Another review mentioned that "Rhoda" is actually a mis-titled "Time Out", which is incorrect. The latter is one of the most beautiful slower BR tunes ever recorded, and would have eclipsed everything else on this collection. Shame that it's still not available on CD."