Thursday, June 21, 2007

Buddy RICH - Keep The Customer Satisfied (1970)

Product Details:

Record Label: Liberty (11006)
Recorded: Live at the Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada from March 30-April 1, 1970
Producer: Richard Bock
Engineer: Reice Hamel
Cd Issue Date: Jan 23, 2001 (on Blue Note)
Reissue Producers: Bob Belden & Dean Pratt
Total Time: 71:30

The inclusion of the Paul Simon title cut (which is pretty catchy) and an 11-minute, four-song "Midnight Cowboy Medley" may make one think that this is a fairly commercial Buddy Rich big-band disc. But the arrangements are by Bill Holman, Don Piestrup and Roger Neumann; the other songs are originals by the trio, and among the soloists are altoists Richie Cole and Jim Mosher, trombonist Rick Stepton, trumpeter George Zonce and tenorman Pat Labarbara. In other words, the music on this album is on a higher level than one might think. Recorded live at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, this disc is recommended just to hear Buddy Rich drive the ensembles


Buddy Rich: drums
George zonce: trumpet
Pat LaBarbara & Don Englert: soprano & tenor saxophones, flute
Jimmy Mosher & Richie Cole: alto saxophone & flute
Bob Suchoski: baritone saxophone
Joe Giorgiani, John Madrid, Mike Price & George Zonce: trumpet
Rick Stepton & Tony Lada: trombone
Larry Fisher: bass trombone
Mickey McClain: piano & organ
Rick Laird: electric bass

Track List:

01 - Keep the Customer Satisfied (6:40)
02 - Long Day's Journey (4:42)
03 - Midnight Cowboy Medley (11:12)
04 - Celebration (3:35)
05 - Groovin Hard (5:25)
06 - The Juicer is Wild (4:32)
07 - Winning the West (7:30)
08 - Body and Soul (4:54)
09 - Happy Time (3:57)
10 - The Nitty Gritty (4:07)
11 - Straight and Narrow (4:17)
12 - Groovin' Hard (alternate take) (5:54)
13 - Cornerstone (4:45)
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