Swingin' New Big Band

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Swingin' New Big Band
Live album by Buddy Rich
Released 1966
Recorded 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 36:45
Label Pacific Jazz
Producer Richard Bock
Buddy Rich chronology
Are You Ready for This?
(1965)
Swingin' New Big Band
(1966)
The Sounds of '66
(1966)
1981 LP re-issue
Pacific Jazz LN 10089
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Swingin' New Big Band is a 1966 live album by Buddy Rich and his big band.[2]

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "Ready Mix" (Bill Holman) – 3:22
  2. "Basically Blues" (Phil Wilson) – 5:39
  3. "Critic's Choice" (Oliver Nelson) – 3:28
  4. "My Man's Gone Now" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 3:05
  5. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder) – 2:49

LP side B:

  1. "Sister Sadie" (Horace Silver) – 3:15
  2. "More Soul" (King Curtis, Nelson) – 4:19
  3. West Side Story Medley (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 10:48
    1. "Overture"
    2. "Cool"
    3. "Something's Coming"
    4. "Somewhere"

9 bonus tracks added to 1996 CD re-issue:

  1. "What'd I Say" (Ray Charles) – 2:56
  2. "Hoe Down" (Nelson) – 2:47
  3. "Step Right Up" (Nelson) – 3:17
  4. "Apples (aka Gino)" (Arthur M. Wiggins) – 2:32
  5. "Chicago" (Fred Fisher) – 2:26
  6. "In a Mellow Tone" (Duke Ellington) – 3:47
  7. "Never Will I Marry" (Frank Loesser) – 2:40
  8. "Lament for Lester" (Jay Corre) – 2:45
  9. "Naptown Blues" (Wes Montgomery) – 3:29

Personnel[edit]

The Buddy Rich big band
Arrangers
Production
  • Richard Bock – producer
  • Dean Pratt – producer, liner notes, reissue producer
  • Bob Belden – producer, reissue producer
  • Woody Woodward – art direction
  • Wally Heider – engineer
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes
  • Stan Kenton
  • Fred Felgio – photography

References[edit]

  • Pacific Jazz PJ 10113 (mono), ST 20113 (stereo) (1966 LP)
  • Pacific Jazz LN-10089 (1981 LP re-issue)
  • Blue Note 35232 (1996 CD re-issue with bonus tracks)
  • Swingin' New Big Band at discogs.com
  • Liberty Records discography at bsnpubs.com