Rich in London

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Rich in London
Live album by Buddy Rich
Released 1971
Recorded December 6–8, 1971
Genre Jazz
Length 48:39
Label RCA
Producer Richard Block
Buddy Rich chronology
A Different Drummer
(1971)
Rich in London
(1971)
Stick It
(1972)
alternate (extended) release
2 LP UK release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Rich in London aka Very Alive at Ronnie Scotts is a live album by Buddy Rich and his big band, recorded in 1971 at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.[2] Not to be confused with the 1980 DRG Buddy Rich Big Band recording, Live at Ronnie Scott's.

Release history[edit]

The US LP release, Rich in London, contains 8 tracks plus a Rich monologue. The UK release, Very Alive at Ronnie Scotts, is a double LP containing an additional 5 tracks plus more examples of Rich talking to the audience. Both albums have been re-issued on CD. The Mosaic Records single CD re-issue of Rich in London includes 4 additional bonus tracks (4 of the "missing" 5 tracks from the UK "Very Alive..." release - all but "Superstar" - but not the additional Rich monologue).

Track listing[edit]

Rich in London[edit]

LP Side 1

  1. "Dancing Men" (Pat LaBarbera) – 6:41
  2. "The Word" (Don Piestrup) – 6:03
  3. "St. Marks Square (A Special Day)" (LaBarbera) – 4:06
  4. "That's Enough" (Jon Hendricks) – 3:23
  5. "Little Train" (Herbie Phillips) – 6:26

LP Side 2

  1. "Two Bass Hit" (Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis) – 4:00
  2. "Theme from Love Story" (Francis Lai) – 5:50
  3. "Time Being" (Bill Holman) – 12:37
  4. Buddy Rich Speaks – 4:45

Very Alive at Ronnie Scotts[edit]

Disc 1

  1. "Moment's Notice" (John Coltrane) – 3:25
  2. "Watson's Walk" (LaBarbera) – 7:28
  3. "St. Marks Square (A Special Day)"
  4. "Little Train"
  5. "Milestones" (Miles Davis) – 5:26
  6. "The Words"
  7. "Dancing Men"
  8. Just Buddy Rich – 5:02

Disc 2

  1. "Superstar" (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice) – 3:50
  2. "Love Story"
  3. "In a Mellow Tone" (Duke Ellington) – 5:48
  4. "Two Bass Hit"
  5. Buddy Rich Introduces – 1:21
  6. "That's Enough"
  7. "Time Being"
  8. Buddy Rich Again – 4:47

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • RCA LSP 4666 (US LP)
  • RCA DPS 2031 (UK double LP)
  • BMG 37433 (2005 CD re-issue of Rich in London)
  • Mosaic 1009 (2007 CD re-issue of Rich in London with 4 bonus tracks)
  • BGO CD785 (2008 2 CD re-issue of Very Alive at Ronnie Scott's)