Live at the Wichita Jazz Festival

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Clark Terry led a short-lived big band in the mid-'70s, and the 18-piece orchestra is showcased on this set from the 1974 Wichita Jazz Festival. With arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Phil Woods, Jimmy Heath, and Allan Foust, the emphasis during this CD reissue is on swinging in a beboppish fashion. However, C.T. kept an open mind and his performance also has versions of Kenny Dorham's "Una Mas" and Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti" along with some more basic material. In addition to the flügelhornist/leader who takes a trademark vocal on "Mumbles" and good-humoredly announces the songs, such soloists as altoist Phil Woods, tenor man Jimmy Heath, and pianist Duke Jordan are among ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Clark Terry led a short-lived big band in the mid-'70s, and the 18-piece orchestra is showcased on this set from the 1974 Wichita Jazz Festival. With arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Phil Woods, Jimmy Heath, and Allan Foust, the emphasis during this CD reissue is on swinging in a beboppish fashion. However, C.T. kept an open mind and his performance also has versions of Kenny Dorham's "Una Mas" and Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti" along with some more basic material. In addition to the flügelhornist/leader who takes a trademark vocal on "Mumbles" and good-humoredly announces the songs, such soloists as altoist Phil Woods, tenor man Jimmy Heath, and pianist Duke Jordan are among the more important voices. This is an easily recommended CD for straight-ahead jazz fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1994
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707935524
  • Catalog Number: 79355
  • Sales rank: 96,820

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Una Mas (7:46)
  2. 2 Nefertiti (4:23)
  3. 3 Take the "A" Train (4:33)
  4. 4 Randi (6:07)
  5. 5 Mumbles (5:23)
  6. 6 Sheba (5:42)
  7. 7 Cold 'tater Stomp (9:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clark Terry's Big Bad Band Primary Artist
Clark Terry Indexed Contributor, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals
Eddie Bert Trombone
Jimmy Heath Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Duke Jordan Piano
Chris Woods Alto Saxophone
Charles Davis Reeds, Baritone Saxophone, Multiple Reeds
Ron Odrich Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Connors Trombone
Greg Bobulinski Trumpet
Dale Carley Trumpet
Paul Cohen Trumpet
Sonny Costanzo Trombone
Ernie Wilkins Reeds, Tenor Saxophone, Multiple Reeds
Oscar Gamby Trumpet
Jack Jeffers Trombone, Tuba, Bass Trombone
Arnie Lawrence Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Wilbur Little Bass
Ronnie Mathews Piano
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Janice Robinson Trombone
Ed Soph Drums, Rhythm
Victor Sproles Bass
Frank Wess Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Wilkins Trombone
Phil Woods Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
Technical Credits
Kenny Dorham Composer
Jimmy Heath Arranger
Ed Bland Producer
Clark Terry Composer
Tom Doyle Engineer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Al Fisher Liner Notes
Allan Foust Arranger, Composer
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Wayne Whorter Composer
Phil Woods Arranger, Composer
Gary Shivers Contributor, Location Coordinator
Jules Halfant Art Direction
Richard Gene Williams Arranger
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