Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Big Bad Band Live at the Wichita Festival 1974
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Clark Terry's Big Bad Band is a winner!
Frank G. DiSimoni | Bethlehem, PA United States | 01/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for some great Big band music, this is the disc for you. Clark Terry, one of the greatest jazz musicians ever, leads the group in a live performance. The arrangements are very well done, including 2 pieces from the great Phil Woods. If you are a Band director in a school, you will love sharing this with the students, great style and playing models all around. Clark does his usual great flugel horn playing as well as his signature mumbling, on "Mumbles" This disc is a must have!"
This band swings HARD
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 10/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"No question that Clark Terry assembled a terrific band back in 1974, when this was recorded, to take on tour throughtout the midwest. Jimmy Heath, Phil Woods, Richard Williams (tp), and Duke Jordan (p) are all first-rate musicians, and the band certainly knows how to wail. Arnie Lawrence (as) sounds like he's going to jump right out of his shoes during his solo on UNA MAS. RANDI is a pretty Phil Woods composition, on which Phil solos nicely. The ever-present MUMBLES is here (getting a bit stale after 10 years in the book). Best on the CD is TAKE THE A TRAIN, which contains excellent solos by Woods and Terry. The long 12-bar blues COLD TATER STOMP gets better in the second half after the somewhat uninspired trombone solo by Janice Robinson. All in all, a good performance at Wichita that April 21st."