GB1556CDACE Deluxe CD (with bonus tracks) Release date: 6 December, 2019 Double CD in gatefold sleeve
"There's Buddy Rich and then there's everybody else." Mel Tormé "This is big band gold dust: the last hurrah of Buddy Rich, truly one of a kind" Peter Vacher, Jazzwise ★★★★★
“Swing perfection.” Marc Myers, Jazz Wax
“Excellent.” Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal
Gearbox presents the final ever recording of the legendary, influential drummer Buddy Rich, whose impact across jazz, rock, funk and soul is unrivalled to this day. The performances took place over 2 nights, the 19th & 20th of November 1986, at Ronnie Scott’s in London, UK.
This is a vitally important release, it being the final ever recording of Rich. He was considered at the time to be the best drummer in the World and was still very much at the top of his game, as can be heard from the recording. Having remained unreleased for over 30 years, and following a labour of love from Rich's own family, the music can now finally be heard by the public.
Disc One: 1. Wind Machine 2. Night Blood 3. Ready Mix 4. The Trolley Song 5. Winding Way 6. Harco Shuffle 7. Just In Time 8. Loose 9. Love For Sale 10. Shawnee 11. Up Jumped Spring 12. Why Bother? 13. Porgy and Bess 14. Twisted (feat. Cathy Rich)
Disc Two: 15. Good News (feat. Steve Marcus)
Buddy Rich - drums Cathy Rich - vocals Matt Harris - piano Rob Amster - double bass Trumpet - Eric Miyashiro, Kevin Richardson, Greg Gisbert, Dana Watson Trombone - Rick Trager, Tom Garling, Jim Martin Saxophone - Bob Bowlby, Mike Rubino, Steve Marcus, Chris Bacas, Jay Craig