Big Swing Face (Buddy Rich album)

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Big Swing Face
Big Swing Face - The Buddy Rich Big Band Album.jpg
Live album by Buddy Rich
Released June 1967[1]
Recorded February 22-25 and March 10, 1967
Chez Club, Los Angeles
(#all tracks except #3, 11, 16)
United Recording, Los Angeles
(#3, 11, 16)
Genre Jazz
Length 36:16
Label Pacific Jazz
PJ-10117
Producer Richard Bock
Buddy Rich chronology
The Sounds of '66
(1966)
Big Swing Face
(1967)
The New One!
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]

Big Swing Face is a 1967 live album and the second album by Buddy Rich and his 1960s big band. "The Beat Goes On" is a feature for Rich's daughter Cathy, whose vocal performance was overdubbed later at United Recording in Hollywood.[3] A reissue in 1996 doubles the listing with nine previously unreleased performances from the same engagement at the Chez Club in Hollywood.[4]

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" (Lennon and McCartney) – 2:57
  2. "Big Swing Face" (Bill Potts) – 5:15
  3. "Monitor Theme" (Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, Florence Kaye) – 2:24
  4. "Wack Wack" (Isaac "Redd" Holt, Donald Storball, Hysear Don Walker, Jimmy Young) – 3:04
  5. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) – 4:30

LP side B:

  1. "Mexicali Nose" (Harry Betts) – 2:49
  2. "Willowcrest" (Bob Florence) – 4:55
  3. "The Beat Goes On" (Sonny Bono) – 4:40
  4. "Bugle Call Rag" (Billy Meyers, Jack Pettis, Elmer Schoebel) – 4:42

Bonus tracks on 1996 CD reissue:

  1. "Standing Up in a Hammock" (Potts) – 2:32
  2. "Chicago" (Fred Fisher) – 2:47
  3. "Lament for Lester" (Jay Corre) – 2:30
  4. "Machine" (Bill Reddie) – 3:45
  5. "Silver Threads Among the Blues" (Don Piestrup) – 4:40
  6. "New Blues" (Piestrup) – 4:38
  7. "Old Timey" (Bob Florence) – 3:25
  8. "Loose" (Bill Holman) – 4:05
  9. "Apples (aka Gino)" (Arthur M. Wiggins) – 2:35

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Gabor Halmos - artwork, design
  • Wally Heider - engineer
  • Fred Seligo - photography
  • Dean Pratt - producer, liner notes, reissue producer, compilation producer
  • Bob Belden - producer, reissue producer, compilation producer
  • Richard Bock - producer

References[edit]

  • LP: (1967) Pacific Jazz ST 20117 (also Fontana STL 5435)
  • CD: (1996) Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 37989 2 6