Synopsis by Mark Deming
Buddy Rich was, with the possible exception of Gene Krupa, the finest jazz drummer to emerge from the big-band era, and one of the few true stars of the instrument. While many drummers changed with the times, Rich remained fiercely loyal to the big-band sound, and up until his death he toured with a 20-piece ensemble featuring some of the finest players in the business. Buddy Rich and his Band: Channel One Suite features Rich performing a set of classic standards and new material in 1985, only two years before his untimely death. Selections include "Love For Sale," "No Exit," "Sophisticated Lady," "Norwegian Wood," and more.
bebop, Big-Band, drummer, greatest-hits, music-ensemble, swing-music