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In a Jazz Orbit

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Considering his talents, arranger Bill Holman has led relatively few recording sessions through the years. This formerly rare big-band set from 1958 originally on the Andex label and reissued on CD by V.S.O.P. features a 15-piece band filled with West Coast all-stars. Among the soloists on these five standards and four originals are trombonists Frank Rosolino, Carl Fontana, and Ray Sims; altoists Charles Mariano and Herb Geller; trumpeter Jack Sheldon; Richie Kamuca on tenor; pianist Victor Feldman; and Holman himself on tenor. The leader's arrangements were quite distinctive although not as complex as they would become at this fairly early stage, and the results are a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Considering his talents, arranger Bill Holman has led relatively few recording sessions through the years. This formerly rare big-band set from 1958 originally on the Andex label and reissued on CD by V.S.O.P. features a 15-piece band filled with West Coast all-stars. Among the soloists on these five standards and four originals are trombonists Frank Rosolino, Carl Fontana, and Ray Sims; altoists Charles Mariano and Herb Geller; trumpeter Jack Sheldon; Richie Kamuca on tenor; pianist Victor Feldman; and Holman himself on tenor. The leader's arrangements were quite distinctive although not as complex as they would become at this fairly early stage, and the results are a big-band album that still sounds fresh nearly four decades later.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/1995
  • Label: Vsop Records
  • UPC: 722937002529
  • Catalog Number: 25
  • Sales rank: 65,104

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kissing Bug (4:10)
  2. 2 The Man I Love (3:56)
  3. 3 Goodbye (3:29)
  4. 4 You Go to My Head (6:15)
  5. 5 After You've Gone (2:44)
  6. 6 Far Down Below (4:18)
  7. 7 No Heat (6:07)
  8. 8 Theme & Variations #2 (4:29)
  9. 9 Aura (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Holman Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Victor Feldman Piano
Herb Geller Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Richie Kamuca Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis Drums
Charlie Mariano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Buddy Clark Bass
Carl Fontana Trombone
Stu Williamson Trumpet
Charlie Kennedy Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Al Porcino Trumpet
Big Band Track Performer
Bill Hood Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
Ed Leddy Trumpet
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Ray Sims Trombone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Bill Holman Arranger, Producer
André Previn Liner Notes
J. Fred Coots Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Bones Howe Engineer
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