Buddy Rich – Big Band Machine (Full Album)

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Big Band Machine is a jazz album recorded by Buddy Rich and released on the Groove Merchant Record label in 1975.

“Recorded in 1975, this is the original Groove Merchant recording of a jazz-funk orchestra loaded with heavyweight soloists. Indeed, it is as fine a modern band as Rich ever dished out” (AllMusic).

Track listing:

LP side A:

“Three Day Sucker” (Lofgreen) – 6:50
“Tommy Medley” (Townshend) – 11:55
“Eyesight to the Blind”
“See Me, Feel Me”
“Miracle Cure”
“Listening to You”

LP side B:

“On Broadway” (Mann, Weil, Leiber, Stoller) – 3:48
“Pieces of Dreams” (Legrand) – 4:30
“Ease On Down the Road” (Smalls) – 3:30
“West Side Story medley” (Bernstein, Sondheim) – 5:27

“Three Day Sucker” arranged by Lofgreen
“Tommy” Medley arranged by Michael Longo
“On Broadway” arranged by Dave Marowitz
“Pieces of Dream” arranged by Richard Lieb
“Ease on Down the Road” arranged by David Berger
“West Side Story” Medley arranged by Bill Reddie

Buddy Rich – drums
Ben Brown – bass
Ray Armondo – congas
Greg Kogan – piano
Cliff Morris – guitar
Cornell Dupree – guitar
Wayne Wright – guitar
Bill Blaut – alto saxophone
Peter Yellin – alto saxophone
Bob Mintzer – tenor saxophone
Steve Marcus – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Roger Rosenberg – baritone saxophone
Barry Maur – trombone
Gerald Chamberlain – trombone
Anthony Salvatori – bass trombone
Lloyd Michels – trumpet
Charles Camilleri – trumpet
Danny Hayes – trumpet
Richard Hurwitz – trumpet
Ross Konikoff – trumpet


Released: 1975
Length: 36:00
Label: Groove Merchant
Producer: Sonny Lester