Sunday, November 19, 2006

Clark Terry - Clark Terry's Big Bad Band Live at the Wichita Jazz Festival (1974)

Reeds: Jimmy Heath, Ernie Wilkins, Phil Woods, Arnie Lawrence, Charles Davis
Trumpets: Clark Terry, Jimmy Nottingham, Oscar Gamby, Richard Williams, Greg Bobulinski
Trombones: Sonny Constanza, Jack Jeffers, Janice Robinson, Jimmy Wilkins, Chuck Connors
Rhythm: Ed Soph (drums), Wilbur Little (bass), Duke Jordan (piano)

1. Una Mas
2. Nefertiti
3. Take The 'A' Train
4. Randi
5. Mumbles
6. Sheba
7. Cold T'ater Stomp

"Clark Terry led a short-lived big band in the mid-1970's and it is that 18-piece orchestra that is showcased on this set from the 1974 Wichita Jazz Festival. With arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Phil Woods, Jimmy Heath and Allan Foust, the emphasis during this CD reissue is on swinging in a beboppish fashion. However C.T. kept an open mind and his performance also has versions of Kenny Dorham's "Una Mas" and Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti" along with some more basic material. In addition to the flugelhornist-leader (who takes a trademark vocal on "Mumbles" and good-humoredly announces the songs), such soloists as altoist Phil Woods, tenorman Jimmy Heath and pianist Duke Jordan are among the more important voices. This is an easily recommended recording for straightahead jazz fans."


six-by-six said...

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six-by-six said...

N E W: Big Band Band Live (40MB)