Buddy Rich - Just In Time: The Final Recording (Ltd. Ed. 3XLP)

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  • Limited Edition
  • 3XLP
  • Release Date: 3/26/2021


My dad chose set lists for the two nights that I hadn't heard before. He was always brilliant in choosing the right sets, but this time he shied away from the tried and true and went to places musically that were very different. It was as if he knew that he didn't have to prove anything anymore and could relax and go wherever he wanted and enjoy it. I think the end result proves just that. For two incredible nights I got to sit in the audience and cheer right along with everyone else. I will always remember that time as one of the greatest moments in my life. Now I can revel in the fact that, thankfully, his last recordings were caught on tape for all of us to enjoy forever. It has taken thirty-three years to finally get these recordings out. An absolute labor of love that I never gave up on. At times it was quite a struggle, but in the end it was all about the music. — Cathy Rich, from the liner notes.

This is the final ever recording of the legendary, influential drummer, whose impact across rock, funk, and soul, as well as jazz, is unrivalled to this day. London's Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club was the site for this two-night performance, Nov. 19-20, 1986. The band played regularly at the club regularly during the 1970s until 1986 not long before the Rich's untimely passing in April of 1987 at the age of 69.

Even toward the end of Rich's life, his relentless power and unparalleled artistry shone through in his unsurpassable playing.

Double LP

A previously unreleased treasure! Buddy Rich's final recording!

Recorded during two nights, Nov. 19-20, at Ronnie Scott's in London, England


- Disc 1 -

1. Wind Machine

2. Night Blood

3. Ready Mix

4. The Trolley Song

- Disc 2 -

1. Winding Way

2. Harco Shuffle

3. Just in Time

- Disc 3 -

1. Loose

2. Love for Sale

3. Shawnee

4. Up Jumped Spring

5. Why Bother?

- Disc 4 -

1. Porgy and Bess

2. Twisted


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