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Battle Of The Bands - Woody Herman Vs. Buddy Rich


Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63129  
Composer:  Woody HermanJohn LaBarberaGigi GryceThelonious Monk,   ... 
Performer:  Woody HermanBuddy Rich
Conductor:  Woody HermanBuddy Rich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Woody Herman OrchestraBuddy Rich OrchestraNew Thundering Herd
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Full performer name: Woody Herman & His New Thundering Herd/Buddy Rich & His Orchestra.

Includes liner notes by John Snyder and Bill Kirchner.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.

This is part of RCA Victor's Battle Of The Bands series.

WOODY HERMAN:

Woody Herman & His New Thundering Herd includes: Woody Herman (alto saxophone, clarinet); Flip Phillips, Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Jimmy Giuffre, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli (trumpet); Jim Pugh, Phil Wilson (trombone); Jimmy Rowles, Ralph Burns (piano); Don Lamond, Jake Hanna (drums).

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York on November 20, 1976.
Read more Originally released on RCA (6878).

BUDDY RICH:

Buddy Rich & His Orchestra includes: Buddy Rich (drums); Pat LaBarbera, Don Englert, Bob Mintzer, Steve Marcus (tenor saxophone); Jeff Stout, Ross Konikoff, Dean Pratt (trumpet); Bruce Paulson, Rick Stepton (trombone); Bob Dogan (piano); Paul Kondziela (electric bass).

Recorded live at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England in December 1971; RCA Studio C, New York, New York on August 16, 1971; RCA Studios, New York, New York in February 1977. Originally released on RCA (4666, 1090, 2273).

Battle of the Bands is a rather odd compilation, matching bandleaders Woody Herman and Buddy Rich in an every-other-track notation, briefly skipping through '70s-era recordings by both jazzmen. The music is enjoyable throughout, but the collection makes little sense from an artistic standpoint.

-- John Bush, AllMusic.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Apple Honey by Woody Herman
Performer:  Woody Herman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Woody Herman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Woody Herman Orchestra
2.
Dancing Men by John LaBarbera
Performer:  Buddy Rich (Drums)
Conductor:  Buddy Rich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buddy Rich Orchestra
3.
Blue Getz Blues by Gigi Gryce
Performer:  Woody Herman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Woody Herman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Thundering Herd
4.
Straight, No Chaser by Thelonious Monk
Performer:  Buddy Rich (Drums)
Conductor:  Buddy Rich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buddy Rich Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1951; USA 
5.
Cousins by John Coppola
Performer:  Woody Herman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Woody Herman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Thundering Herd
6.
Ya Gotta Try by Samuel Louis Nestico
Performer:  Buddy Rich (Drums)
Conductor:  Buddy Rich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buddy Rich Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
7.
Early Autumn by Woody Herman
Performer:  Woody Herman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Woody Herman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Thundering Herd
8.
Lush Life by Billy Strayhorn
Performer:  Buddy Rich (Drums)
Conductor:  Buddy Rich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buddy Rich Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
9.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: Brotherhood of Man by Frank Loesser
Performer:  Woody Herman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Woody Herman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Thundering Herd
10.
Time Out by Don Menza
Performer:  Buddy Rich (Drums)
Conductor:  Buddy Rich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buddy Rich Orchestra
11.
Four brothers by Jimmy Giuffre
Performer:  Woody Herman (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Woody Herman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Woody Herman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Two Bass Hit by John Lewis
Performer:  Buddy Rich (Drums)
Conductor:  Buddy Rich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buddy Rich Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947 

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