Swingin New Big Band
By the mid-'60s, with his career at a low ebb, Rich formed his own L.A.-based band with trumpeter Bobby Shew, saxophonists Gene Quill, Pete Yellin and Jay Corre and pianist John Bunch. Signed to Pacific Jazz, the group recorded this first album at the Chez Club in 1966. Bouyed by airplay of their dazzling "West Side Story" medley, the band and it's debut album were a success beyond expectations. This reissue features digital remastering and 9 previously unissued tracks to the original 8 - an important release with built-in demand.