Personnel includes: Buddy Rich (drums), Ernie Watts, Charles Findley.
Personnel includes: Buddy Rich, Ernie Watts, Jay Corre, Chuck Finley.
Personnel: Buddy Rich (drums); Richie Resnicoff (guitar); Jay Corre (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Frank Capi (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Chuck Findley, Russell Iverson, Yoshito Murakami, Ollie Mitchell (trumpet); John Boice, Jack Spurlock, James Trimble , Sam Burtis (trombone); Ray Starling (piano).
Audio Remixers: Peter Doell; Bob Belden.
Liner Note Author: Dean Pratt.
Recording information: Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (06/15/1967-11/30/1967).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Ernie Watts; Jay Corre; Chuck Finley; Buddy Rich.
Arrangers: John Boice; Dick Grove; Don Piestrup; Don Rader; Dave Bloomberg; Allyn Ferguson; Oliver Nelson; Bill Potts; Bill Reddie; Bob Florence.
Despite its title, this was actually the third album by Buddy Rich's still-new big band. The recording is taken from two different periods that, although only five months apart, find the band undergoing some major turnover; only six of the 15 sidemen are the same. With such players as altoist Ernie Watts, trumpeter Chuck Findley, and usually Jay Corre on tenor, this was a strong outfit. Most of the material (other than "Chicago" and "I Can't Get Started") was new; among the high points are "The Rotten Kid," "New Blues," and the complex "Diabolus." ~ Scott Yanow