Category Archives: Buddy Rich

ALSO WHITEMAN (sic!) & SHAW COULD PLAY THE BLUES – CARNEGIE HALL, CHRISTMAS CONCERT (1938)

Let’s briefly return to Artie Shaw for some minutes. — I always wanted to post these rare gems for your listening pleasure. The first track is entitled “The Blues”, and it features the upcoming superstar Artie Shaw with Paul Whiteman … Continue reading

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ARTIE SHAW WAS FREE TO DO IT ALL — Some Sounds From 1934, 1937, 1938 & 1939

For Artie Shaw it surely wasn’t “his finest orchestra”, the Rhythmakers (sic!), who nevertheless did some greatly swingin’ sides in 1937 & 1938. No, this outfit was more or less the same orchestra which made him a rich man, a … Continue reading

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BUDDY RICH BIG BAND — MORE FROM THE JAZZ FEST BERLIN — NOVEMBER 3, 1984

NIGHT BLOOD IF I WERE A BELL Bill Cunliffe (p) Dave Carpenter (b) & BR (d) CHANNEL ONE SUITE Note: The lengthy drum solo, posted in two parts two days ago, belongs to this suite. Here it is again, but … Continue reading

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Repost in the light of another video: BUDDY RICH — LIVE @ JAZZ FEST BERLIN — NOVEMBER 1984

–Preface– Since the below video was taken in Cologne’s Sartory Saal (where I heard the WDR Big Band for the very first time when I began my jazz studies in March 1985), it’s a great pleasure for me to update this … Continue reading

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BREW’s HALLOWEEN AFTERMATH: HOW ‘BOUT A REAL NIGHTMARE, MEETING A SWEETIE, NAMED SUE?

Oh yeah, this is true; and you should take your pills before watching: Here’s my friend Karidder234’s description: These two rare tracks with Artie Shaw & His Orchestra are the perfect introduction to the man and his music: “Nightmare”, Artie’s … Continue reading

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