Buddy Rich, Wind Machine

From a 1986 broadcast from Stockholm. Matt Harris piano, Bob Bowlby ( I think ) on alto, Greg Gisbert trumpet.

Back in the late 70’s, when both Basie and Buddy’s band released albums with Sammy Nestico’s tune “Ya Gotta Try”, Downbeat compared Basie’s to a Roll Royce.. gliding down the road, unruffled, and smooth. Buddy’s though, was more like a supercharged Porsche. I think that still holds up well.