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Saturday, September 13, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By MARY CAMPBELL team, Wilson and Rich, when he one laugh from the start until
AP Newsfeatures Writer was 18 months old, goes back we got here.
1One daydream of the jazz mu- to the Bunny Berrigan Band I "They wanted to know if the
sician is to open his own place, 1938, and bands of Artie Shaw, bus we were on was anything
ti:twhere musicians would be treat- Tommy Dorsey, Benny Carter like buses used to be. They had
ed right - he'd know what that' and Harry James, being some no idea of 1938, '39 and '40. We
xmeans - and high-quality jazz of them more than once. He led used to put newspapers in the
would reign. Also, he'd play his own first band in 1946. windows. In summer we'd take
there himself and not have to His present young band mem- the paper out, and flies, mos-
be traveling all the time. bers, who know those people as quitos and bugs would come in.
For Buddy Rich, that day- legendary names, from reading They didn't have highway guard .
>;dream is a reality. He opened about them and hearing their rails in those days. One time we
Buddy's Place in New York, records, love to hear Rich rem- went around a mountain with a.
seating 200, closed it after about inisce. "They like me to talk drunken bus driver. I think the
<"'"a year and then in April opened about the time Bunny Berrigan only way musicians made it in
x Buddy's Place again, this time fell off the stage and difficulties those days was to get so bombed
m in the Penn Station area, ,seat- with the Dorsey Band. out that you couldn't realize a
ing 375 "I didn't have my car with lot of things. Those were strange
For this one, he had a band: me in Washington. I went into days.
contractor put together a 16- the dressing room and said, "I "We'd travel 300 or 400 or 500
piece band of young musicians. got some bad news for you fel- miles in one jump, change into
#.He got them from a Broadway las. I'm going back to New York our tuxedos on the bus and get
show, a TV show, from record- on the bus with you tonight.' out and go to work. I think
ing and jingle work. Rich is a They cheered. We had a four that's why I hate buses today.
happy man. He says it's the anda half-hour drive and it was You'd work up a sweat on the
best band he ever has led and......... . . .
he's playing drumshbetter and
better. "I don't go to work any
more. I go to play.
"These guys havegreat pride
in their musicianship. They've
Try this one on for size been locked up in recording
Joseph Piva, owner of a marine specialities shop in New Bed- studios. They want other people
ford, Mass. is a convincing example that "Jaws" mania is to know how good they are. At
far from dead. Piva sold 40,000 sharks' teeth and several the end of the night somebody
hundred sets of jaws this summer. And that's nothing to be always says, 'Let's play some
down in the mouth over. The band has a new record al-
bum out, "The Big Band Ma-
chine," on Groove Merchant,f
. . Rich's fifth with that label. iHs
Declarer's optimism recordings stretch far back,
E leads to contract over many labels. "The Roar of
74" also was with a big band
but not to a win and the three prior to that were
with combos. Big Bands sound
By MARK FRIEDLANDER - 'better, Rich says.
Rich is described in the "En-
North clarer double-finessed the ten cyclopedia of Jazz" as having
4 7 6 which also held. A heart to the "phenomenal technique and dy-
V A J 2 ace was followed by a club to namically swinging style on the
* K J 10 9 3 the queen. drums and an electric person-
.4.8 54 Then South cashed the king of ality." -:r' tt~h
hearts felling the queen, his last {at t r y
West East heart, and the ace of clubs for also has been described in oth-
nine harrowing tricks. er terms, Rich says, in the
r Q 4 3 V 10 8 7E A truly imaginative East crisply rapid way in which he
5 4 * A Q 6 would have defeated the con- talks, I m nicer now, than I
.. 9 6 3 4 K J 7 2 tract by playing on declarer's used to be. I enjoyed being rot-
ten when I was rotten. And I en-
South optimism. At the second trick~ joy being less rotten now."
A K Q J he would have won the jack of About his playing, he says,
1 K 9 6 S5 diamonds with the ace, not the "I'm playing better than I've
* 8 7 2 oneen. making it appear that played in a long time. I was sat-
4 A Q 10 West held that card. isfied with the way I was play
Pity poor South! After winning ing- up until this band. TwoI
South West North East the sade return, he would have yearsago I thiught I wasn't go-
1 NT Pass 3 NT All Pass no reason to suspect treachery ing to get any better. Then II
Opening lead: 3Q and would have led another realized I wasn't playing as' Pianist Vladimir Horowitz (above) may well be back to play
diamond to finesse again for the good as this band. I'm playing Ann Arbor this year. The exuberant 71-year-old set off a
Declarers are optimists; they queen. This to his dismay would better than I was a year ago; flurry of rumors to that effect recently, when he signed a
have to be. If one can see a way also have lost, followed by a it builds up every night. Auto- demanding 20-concert contract with RCA for this season.
to make his contract, no matter third, fourth and fifth soade matically, if 'I see I don't play Horowitz added to the confusion by mentioning Ann Arbor
how slim, he must play for that beating the contract one trick, as good as they do, I improve..s
distribution of cards to exist. Such deceptive plays work They may not keep me." as one place he intended to play. But University Musical
Normally this works to declar- well aainst ootimistic declar- Rich announced at the end of Society Director Gail Rector says that no definite arrange-
er's advantage, enabling him to ers. When a defender can see his set at the Newport Jazz Fes- ments have been made for such an appearance. Rector, who
make contracts 'he would other- that a five percent play is going tival that this was the best band was in New York last week when the contract was signed,
wise have lost. But sometimes a to work, it is to his advantage he'd ever led. "I think they acknowledges, however, that there is great likelihood that
wily defender who keeps this in to offer declarer a superior but should hear it. I go back to the Horowitz will perform again here sometime this school year,
mind can use it against declarer losing alternative, school of band. leaders who nev-' and probably, we might add, to the same record-breaking
in a spectacular manner.;er talked to the musicians. I m
a leader who's also part of the' crowds.
West opened the three of..band.'
spades against South's contract :..,:;,... ::::::k Rich, now 58, who started ...............................................
of three no-trump, East's nine with his parents' vaudeville
losing to the jack. South then--
finessed in diamonds, leading
from his hand to dummy's jack.1
East won the queen and shot
back another spade. South won
the trick with his queen when
West wisely played low. That
way when East got in with the
ace of diamonds, he would have
a spade left to return to defeat
the contract.
But South was also at the
lable while this was going on,
and he too deduced that it would TMARX-
be fatal to play any further on..
diamonds. Always the ootimist
declarer had to find nine tricks { ANIMAL CRACKERS
itheohrtresi.

slouched over drums gives you,
bandstand and get on a cold
bus while you were still wet..
There was no air-conditioning or
heating system in the winter. I
can remember sitting bundled
up in the bus in the wintertime.
It's funny and weird. Here I am.
40 years later. It didn't really
hurt me."
Rich had a heart attack in
1959, which sidelined him only
for a while. He has a bad back,:
which he says his karate prac-?
tice doesn't harm. "My back's'
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an occupational thing. Sitting -As for himself, "I've got the
curvature of the spine, a doctor best of the concert touring and
said. You put all your weight on , one location. I can play in Bud-
your back. There's no way to dy's Place 26 weeks of the year
get comfortable. You're sitting and pick the best places to play
up high so you can reach every- the rest of the time and have
thing." really a good year. Buddy's
Rich's daughter, Cathy, is a Place gives big bands a chance
singer, who has a single record, Ito be heard in -New York. We or-
"Roxie," from the Broadway I ganized a band for Dizzy Gilles-
show "Chicago," also on Groove; pie and he tore the place up.
Merchant. An LP will follow. And in my band I surround my-
"She's determined and got tal-f self with young people, share
ent and she's beautiful," Rich ideas and music and stay
says. "She'll do all right." i young."
cert Co-op Presents an Evening with

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1973 & 1974 Downbeat Critics Poll; Composer of the Year .......... CHICK COREA
1973 &1974 Downbeat Critics Poll: Acoustic Bassist of the Year ...... STANLEY CLARK
1974 Melody Maker's Jazz Poll: Pianist of the Year ..... CHICK COREA
1974 Jazz Forum Magazine Poll: Jazz Musician of the World ....... CHICK COREA
RETURN TO FOR EVER
Featuring CHICK COREA
STANLEY CLARK LENNY WHITE AL DIMEOLA

Fri., Sept. 26,

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Available at UAC Box Office in lobby of Mich. Union
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TIRED OF DECIDING
E VERYTHING NOW?

et etoOKn is only chance. Atter
winning the spade, he led a
heart, and when West followed. ...........
low, finessed the jack. A club...................
was led from dummy, and de-

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PREMIERE OF CHILDREN'S SATURDAY MATINEE FILM SERIES
CHUCK JONES' 1971
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
Dazzling color and visual beauty highlight this highly entertaining ver-
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is, as usual, beyond superaltives. With Erland Josephson. Swedish; sub-
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