Monday, August 21, 2017

Buddy Rich 1974

Thanks to the intrepid user who posted these three clips of Buddy Rich circa. 1974 recorded at the ETCETERA Club in Washington D.C.

The first one features some great brush playing in a trio format on "What is This Thing Called Love?" with pianist Kenny Barron, reminiscent of his earlier trio recordings with Nat King Cole & Lester Young and Art Tatum & Lionel Hampton:

*Notice how nicely this one swings....and no drum solos!

Of course, Rich makes up for it here (!) on two unaccompanied solo features from the same club date:

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