Friday, October 15, 2010

Buddy Meets Sammy

The Buddy Rich/Sammy Davis Jr. album "The Sounds of 66" is one of my favorite big band albums and features Sammy Davis Jr. with the Buddy Rich big band on a live date from Los Vegas date in 1966 with all playing in very fine form indeed. Incidentally, aside from a few very virtuosic drum breaks and fills, Rich plays no solos on this date choosing instead to let Davis grab the spotlight (rare!)

I came across this footage featuring both Rich and Davis from a British talk show:

Now I never really considered Buddy Rich to be a "money" player....

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