Buddy Rich, Wind Machine

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  • Published on:  10/2/2012
  • From a 1986 broadcast from Stockholm. Matt Harris piano, Bob Bowlby ( I think ) on alto, Greg Gisbert trumpet.

    Back in the late 70's, when both Basie and Buddy's band released albums with Sammy Nestico's tune "Ya Gotta Try", Downbeat compared Basie's to a Roll Royce.. gliding down the road, unruffled, and smooth. Buddy's though, was more like a supercharged Porsche. I think that still holds up well.
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