Class of '78

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Class of '78
Studio album by Buddy Rich
Released 1977
Genre Jazz
Length 29:51
Label The Great American Gramophone Company
Producer Norman Schwartz
Buddy Rich chronology
Lionel Hampton Presents Buddy Rich
(1977)
Class of '78
(1977)
Together Again: For the First Time
(1978)
Alternative cover / title
DCC Compact Classics CD re-issue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic[1][2] 4/5 stars

Class of '78 is a big band jazz album recorded by Buddy Rich in 1977. Originally released by the Great American Gramophone Company as a "direct-to-disc" LP album, it has been re-issued on Compact Disc as The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived With "The Best Band I Ever Had".

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "Birdland" (Zawinul) – 6:46
  2. "Bouncin' with Bud" (Powell) – 5:55

LP side B:

  1. "Cape Verdean Blues" (Silver) – 6:17
  2. "Fiesta" (Corea) – 6:23
  3. "Funk City Ola" (Mintzer) – 4:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Buddy Richdrums
  • Tommy Warrington – bass
  • Barry Kiener – keyboards
  • Chuck Wilson – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
  • Alan Gauvin – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
  • Steve Marcus – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Gary Bribek – tenor saxophone, percussion (cowbell)
  • Greg Smith – baritone saxophone, percussion (cabasa)
  • Chuck Schmidt – trumpet
  • Dean Pratt – trumpet
  • John Marshall – trumpet
  • Danny Hayes – trumpet
  • Matt Johnson – trombone
  • Dale Kirkland – trombone
  • Edward Eby – bass trombone

References[edit]

  • Great American Gramophone Company GADD 1030
  • Gryphon 781 (UK)
  • DCC Compact Classics 606 (1990 CD retitled re-issue, The Greatest Drummer...)
  • Class of '78 at discogs.com