The Jazz Show Episode August 18, 2014

Broadcast on 18-Aug-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Composer/arranger Bill Holman: "The Fabulous Bill Holman"

This was the first album under his name of composer/arranger/tenor saxophonist Bill Holman. He first got recognition as a saxophonist and arranger/composer for Stan Kenton then went on to occasionally form his own big band for a few dates and a possible recording session. By dint of his residence in Los Angeles, Holman was able to recruit many of the finest studio/Jazz players in L.A.This he did on this his debut record. "The Fabulous Bill Holman" lives up to it's name and marks it as a classic of big-band Jazz and sets a very high standard for others to follow. The playing of all involved is superb both in ensemble work and solos. You will hear over the six selections, solos by Charlie Mariano and Herb Geller on altos,Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenors, Conte Candoli and Stu Williamson on trumpets and others plus a great rhythm section of Lou Levy on piano, Max Bennett on bass and the great Mel Lewis on drums. All in all great writing by Holman covering four of his own tunes and one by Sonny Rollins...Airegin and a great Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer standard called Come Rain or Come Shine. It was all recorded in April of 1957 and remains one of the finest examples of big-band Jazz!

Track Listing:

Airegin
Bill Holman · The Fabulous Bill Holman
Evil Eyes
Bill Holman · The Fabulous Bill Holman
You And I
Bill Holman · The Fabulous Bill Holman
Bright Eyes
Bill Holman · The Fabulous Bill Holman
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Bill Holman · The Fabulous Bill Holman
The Big Street
Bill Holman · The Fabulous Bill Holman
Tea For Two
Bud Powell · Trio!
Hallelujah
Bud Powell · Trio!
Parisian Thoroughfare
Bud Powell · The Genius Of Bud
Oblivion
Bud Powell · The Genius Of Bud
Dusk In Sandi
Bud Powell · The Genius Of Bud
Hallucinations
Bud Powell · The Genius Of Bud
The Fruit
Bud Powell · The Genius Of Bud
A Nightingale Sang in Berkely Square
Bud Powell · The Genius of Bud
The Last Time I Saw paris
Bud Powell · The Genius of Bud
Just One Of Those Things
Bud Powell · The Genius Of Bud
Summertime
Lew Soloff · The Manhattan Jazz Quartet
Horizon
McCoy Tyner · Horizon
Right On.
Boogaloo Joe Jones · Right On Brother
Poppin'
Boogaloo Joe Jones · Right On Brother
Housewarmin'
Gene Ammons · Nuthin' But Soul
Twisted
Wardell Gray · Wardell's Memorial
Easy Living
Wardell Gray · Wardell's Memorial
Sothside.
Wardell Gray · Wardell's memorial