Max Roach

Rich Versus Roach (Limited Edition) (7427251064866)

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Rich Versus Roach (Limited Edition)

Max Roach

Life Goes On Records


LPS 169167




LP 16,51 €

'Rich Versus Roach' is a 1959 studio album by drummers Buddy Rich and Max Roach with their respective bands of the time. The album is mixed with each of the two bands in a different stereo channel.

Two musical geniuses here at work and there is no clear winner. If we listen very closely to the artistries of the two great drummers, this LP is very interesting. This legendary meeting was truly a battle of the drummers!

Though the set's a very unusual one for Buddy - as the group here features players normally associated with Max Roach - bring in some great solo moments when needed! Rich also brings a few of his key men to the set, too - including Phil Woods on alto and Willie Dennis on trombone - on titles that include 'Sleep,' 'The Casbah,' 'Limehouse Blues,' and 'Big Foot.'


  • Nat Turrentine - (trumpet)
  • Julian Priester - (trombone)
  • Phil Woods - (alto sax)
  • Stanley Turrentine - (tenor sax)
  • John Bunche - (piano)
  • Bobby Boswell, Phil Leshin - (bass)
  • Buddy Rich, Max Roach - (drums)


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)
  • A2. The Casbah
  • A3. Sleep
  • A4. Figure Eights
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Yesterdays
  • B2. Big Foot
  • B3. Limehouse Blues
  • B4. Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye