Recorded at the Top of the Plaza in Rochester, New York on February 6, 1973, this remains one of the vital sought-after and influential shows ever recorded by Buddy. He used to be in top form, roaring on definitive versions of the legendary Love For Sale, Time Check, Norwegian Wood, Basically Blues and West Side Story. Tracks Include:Love For Sale Norwegian Wood One for My Baby (comedy routine) Time Check Basically Blues Uncle Albert Admiral Halsey What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life West Side Story Medley Includes an incredible, unaccompanied drum solo not seen since its broadcast in May of 1978. For any number of reasons, Buddy disbanded the big band he had been leading since 1966, with its last engagement being at Jimmy s in early 1974. He scaled down to a sextet, and at the same time, lent his name to a new, New York city nightspot known as Buddy s Place. Now a New York city resident, Rich appeared on virtually every New York-based television program promoting his club and the sextet. This included appearances on I ve Got A Secret (where he played drums upside down), guest-hosting the Dick Cavett program, and appearing as both panelist, and in this case, Mystery Guest, on What s My Line? Buddy used to be all the time relaxed throughout his many concerts at Disneyland though the years. He used to be close to home, he could settle in for about a weeks stay in one place, and the Disney crowds were all the time young and enthusiastic. By the mid-1980s, his solos had ceaselessly grow to be predictable, and Buddy will be the first to tell you that he didn t like soloing anyway. But, he knew what the fans were waiting for and all the time gave them their monies worth. In this 1984 solo, on the other hand, Buddy Rich is as technically astounding as ever, and more importantly, consistently fresh, surprising and inventive.
“Size: 7-1/2″” x 5-1/4″” Artist: Buddy Rich ISBN: 634051261″
Artist: Buddy Rich