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Steve Smith & Buddy's Buddies/Buddy Rich Alumni [Import]

Steve Smith, Steve Smith Audio CD

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1. Nutville
2. Norwegian Wood
3. New Blues
4. Aicegin
5. How Do You Keep the Music Playing
6. Tou Stepped Out Of A Dream
7. Moments Notice
8. Cool
9. Ya Gotta Try

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Steve Smith and Buddy's Buddies is hardly the first tribute to the legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich, but it is perhaps the first to bring to life the small-group aspect of Rich's enormous legacy. While previous recorded tips of the hat to Rich have focused on his influential big-band work, Buddy's Buddies gathers some of Rich's former sidemen with superstar drummer Steve Smith for a rewarding shot of small-group jazz as intense as Rich's own work in this context. Since this is a tribute to a drummer, much of the focus here is on Smith, and given his cultlike status in musician circles (earned through his varied playing with everyone from Journey to his own jazz-fusion band Vital Information), it's no surprise that he doesn't disappoint--bursting out of the gate on "Nutville" with some ridiculously complex drum fills and going into hyerdrive on the super-uptempo "Airegin" for some telepathic interplay with saxophonists Steve Marcus and Andy Fusco. But it's the rest of the band that makes this far more than a drum clinic or otherwise empty nostalgia recording. Marcus's lyrical soprano solo lights up a beautifully arranged version of the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood," and the whole band swings with effortless ease on "New Blues," transforming what could have been a mere tribute album into a no-holds-barred session that stands just fine on its own--just the way Rich undoubtedly would have wanted it. --Ezra Gale

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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Steve Marcus has been a favorite of mine for thirty years. 3 Jan 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a fun album, well worth the money. The tune selection is very good, and the players put effort into their work.
The sound is a little too harsh for me to relax by, but I'm sure I'll be listening to this one a lot this year.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome drumming 1 Jan 2003
By C. Pompey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First of all, Steve Smith is an out of this world drummer. He really laid it down on this album. His chops were exhilirating and complex not to mention just downright hard to catch. This is my first Steve Smith album and it will not be my last. This guy is awesome. I recommend this album to all drummers, because you are sure to learn a thing or two or three. Great addition to my jazz collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Smith is Avesome!!! 25 Mar 2006
By David N. Streng - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This cd is one of the absolute best Jazz records I've ever heard. A most have for serious Jazz fans and drummers.
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