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MG-20451: Richcraft / Buddy Rich and his Orchestra

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20451A MS1    FF
SIDE-B MG 20451B MS 1    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-60136 (stereo).

Inside The Groove

A straightahead big band jazz album by Buddy Rich, compared with his other Mercury albums (one drum battle, one vocal).

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

A legendary drummer Buddy Rich left three albums on Mercury (except as a sideman on early Norman Granz-produced sessions). One is MG-20448 / SR-60133, which includes a battle of the drums against Max Roach. The other rare album, MG-20461 / SR-60144, featuring Buddy Rich's voice.

This album, his second LP on Mercury label, shows strictly straight-ahead powerful big band. All tunes are arranged by Ernie Wilkins. Although the members of the band are not permanent, picked available in New York by Buddy and Ernie, the result heard here is excellent. Especially on A-2 a great ensemble is rock solid, swinging and propulsive. Unique arrangement of A-5 is also inevitable.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 19387 (JB497) Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana) (Hanley & MacDonald) 3:38
A-2 18395 (JB495) Richcraft (Ernie Wilkins) 3:06
A-3 18399 (JB499) Sweets Tooth (Ernie Wilkins) 4:01
A-4 18400 (JB500) Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie (Meyer, McDonald & Rose) 3:04
A-5 18401 (JB501) Yardbird Suite (Charlie Parker) 2:59
SIDE-B
B-1 18398 (JB498) Cherokee (Indian Love Song) (Ray Noble) 4:08
B-2 18396 (JB496) I Want A Little Girl (Mencher & Moll) 4:12
B-3 18402 (JB502) From The Sticks (Ernie Wilkins) 4:42
B-4 18394 (JB494) Song Of The Islands (Charles E. King) 4:09

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Emmett Berry (tp), Harry Edison (tp), Joe Ferrante (tp), Stan Fishelson (tp), Jimmy Nottingham (tp),
Eddie Bert (tb), Billy Byers (tb), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Willie Dennis (tb),
Earle Warren (as), Phil Woods (as), Al Cohn (ts), Benny Golson (ts), Steve Perlow (bs),
John Bunch (p), Sam Herman (g), Phil Leshin (b), Buddy Rich (ds).
Recorded at Fine Recording, New York City on April 9 and 10, 1959.

Arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Buddy Rich (ds) :
  • Mercury MG-25023 10-inch : Flip Phillips Quartet
  • Mercury MG-35007 / MG VOL.6 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 6
  • Mercury MG VOL.12 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 12
  • Mercury MG VOL.14 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 14
  • Mercury MG C-105 10-inch : Flip Phillips Quartet (reissue of MG-25023)
  • Mercury MG C-108 10-inch : Lester Young Collates
  • Mercury MG C-505 10-inch : Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite / Machito and his Orchestra
  • Mercury MG C-508 / MG C-608 : Jazz At The Philharmonic - How High The Moon
  • Mercury MG C-512 10-inch : Bird & Diz / Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie





Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20451 FRONT] [MG-20451 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20451 A] [MG-20451 B]




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