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Giant Steps
Woody Herman
Giant Steps
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Woody Herman
Title: Giant Steps
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 10/21/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218634427, 025218034449

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Don't Miss This!
C. Law | Las Vegas, NV USA | 01/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Woody's first album for the new Prestige-Fantasy label, this was an instant Grammy winner! Great playing by another group of future all-stars, the showpiece tune on this one is Tony Klatka's GREAT arangement of Chick Corea's "La Fiesta." Great tunes, like you would expect from Woody, all arranged and played to perfection. Nobody ever played a ballad better than the Herman band, and Leon Russell's "A Song For You" just wraps you up in the music, as Bill Stapleton's lovely flugelhorn solo helps build the chart to a swelling conclusion. There is also Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance," Bobby Troup's "The Meaning of the Blues" and the Coltrane great on the title tune "Giant Steps." Want more? Check Woody's lyrical playing on Thad Jone's "A Child Is Born!" And the "kicker," pianist Alan Broadbent's original "Be-Bop And Roses" (WOW!) Yes, it's a great album....."
Big Band at it's best
Robert J. Ament | 11/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Herd's Grammy winning album is definitely one of the best jazz cd's I have ever purchased. Every tune is a gem. La Fiesta and A Child is Born stand out and thier version of Giants Steps is superb. A must for any fan of big band and jazz."
The Best of Woody Herman
Michael J. Smith Jr. | Edmonds, WA United States | 07/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best CD that Herman created to feature a more modern style of jazz in the 1970's. Every track on this CD shows off the amazing skill of Herman's "Herd" La Fiesta is a fast beat composition of Chic Corea, which is definatly the highlight of the CD, and everything else all the way down to Be-Bop and Roses are all great works of the Herman Band. If you like Woody Herman, you will like this album."