Personnel: Buddy Rich (drums); Sonny Fortune (soprano & alto saxophones); Sal Nistico (tenor saxophone); Kenny Barron, Mike Abene (piano); Jack Wilkins (guitar); Anthony Jackson (bass); Jimmy Maeulen (percussion).
Recorded live at Buddy's Place, New York, New York in May 1974.
Personnel: Buddy Rich (drums); Jack Wilkins (guitar); Sonny Fortune (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Sal Nistico (tenor saxophone); Michael Abene (piano, keyboards); Kenny Barron (piano); Jimmy Maeulen (percussion).
Audio Remixer: Norio Okada.
Recording information: 05/1974.
This live set, recorded at the short-lived club Buddy's Place, features the remarkable drummer Buddy Rich heading a septet. Tenor saxophonist Sal Nistico, altoist/soprano saxophonist Sonny Fortune, guitarist Jack Wilkins, and pianist Kenny Barron have their spots, jamming on such songs as "Donna Lee," Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon," Horace Silver's "Nica's Dream," and "Billie's Bounce." Nothing too unusual occurs, but there is plenty of fire on this session, and Rich does not let anyone coast. ~ Scott Yanow