Giant Steps

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Woody Herman always went out of his way during his long career to encourage younger players, often persuading them to write arrangements of recent tunes for his orchestra. On this recording one gets to hear his band interpret such selections as Chick Corea's "La Fiesta," Leon Russell's "A Song for You," "Freedom Jazz Dance," "A Child Is Born" and "Giant Steps"; what other bandleader from the '30s would have performed such modern material? With strong solo work from tenors Gregory Herbert and Frank Tiberi, trumpeter Bill Stapleton and Herman himself, this is an impressive effort.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Woody Herman always went out of his way during his long career to encourage younger players, often persuading them to write arrangements of recent tunes for his orchestra. On this recording one gets to hear his band interpret such selections as Chick Corea's "La Fiesta," Leon Russell's "A Song for You," "Freedom Jazz Dance," "A Child Is Born" and "Giant Steps"; what other bandleader from the '30s would have performed such modern material? With strong solo work from tenors Gregory Herbert and Frank Tiberi, trumpeter Bill Stapleton and Herman himself, this is an impressive effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/1994
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218634427
  • Catalog Number: 344
  • Sales rank: 16,518

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Woody Herman Primary Artist, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Ray Barretto Conga
Joe Beck Guitar
Andy LaVerne Electric Piano
Walt Blanton Trumpet
Bill Byrne Trumpet
Wayne Darling Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Harold Garrett Bass Trombone
Gregory Herbert Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Kleintank Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Steve Lederer Tenor Saxophone
Jim Pugh Trombone
Larry Pyatt Trumpet
Gil Rathel Trumpet
Geoff Sharp Trombone
Ed Soph Drums
Bill Stapleton Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Frank Tiberi Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ray Barretto Contributor
Joe Beck Contributor
Alan Broadbent Arranger
Woody Herman Producer
Andy LaVerne Contributor
Richard Evans Arranger
Walt Blanton Contributor
Bill Byrne Contributor
Ozzie Cadena Producer
Wayne Darling Contributor
Harold Garrett Contributor
Gregory Herbert Contributor
Tony Klatka Arranger
Harry Kleintank Contributor
Steve Lederer Contributor
Jim Pugh Contributor
Larry Pyatt Contributor
Phil Ramone Engineer
Gil Rathel Contributor
Geoff Sharp Contributor
Ed Soph Contributor
Bill Stapleton Arranger, Contributor
Frank Tiberi Contributor
Joe Locke Composer
Tony Lane Artwork
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