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Buddy Charles: We’re Here

It’s truly regrettable that, for various reasons, it took 12 years for Buddy Charles’ fine We’re Here album to reach the public. Charles, a Las Vegas drummer, bandleader, composer and arranger, recorded it in Los Angeles in 1993 with some of the West Coast’s finest players, augmented by three present or former members of his Las Vegas band: tenorist Jack Montrose, trumpeter Carl Saunders and altoist Charlie McLean. The musicians comprise an all-star lineup, including pianist Pete Jolly, tenorist Pete Christlieb, altoist Gary Foster and trombonists Bill Watrous, Andy Martin and Bob McChesney, to name but a few.

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