BUDDY RICH — Mercy, Mercy (review)

BUDDY RICH — Mercy, Mercy album cover Live album · 1968 · Big Band Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
darkprinceofjazz
Most Critics would agree with me, This Recording, live from Caesar's Palace, was probably the peak of Buddy Rich's career, Certainly the peak of his late 60's Big Band. All the Charts for this fantastic performance are spectacular, With the Bill Reddie arranged Chanel 1 suite being the zenith of this Cookin' Big Band. Only West Side Story from the album Swingin' New Big Band Is possibly it's Equal. I always liked "Goodbye Yesterday" as well, The bonus tracks added to the remastered CD are also all worthy listens, With The Theme from Mr. Lucky being of most interest, also you might want to checkout the Sammy Davis Jr. album, "The sounds of 66'" With The Big Band backing him up, one of his best singing performances I think. I would have loved to had been in the audience that night in Vegas, I can only imagine how vibrant and exciting this music sounded as it was being played live.
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siLLy puPPy wrote:
12 months ago
I agree! My first experience with Buddy Rich is still my aboslute favorite. This is an incredible live album!!!

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