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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The fourth and final recording by Ernie Wilkins' "Almost Big Band" a 13-piece group including ten horns features the leader's arrangements of five of his swinging compositions plus "Lover Man." Wilkins' pieces include several tributes "Almost Basie," "Ode to Billy Strayhorn" and "A Little Bit of Duke" and among his better-known sidemen all Europeans or American expatriates are trombonist Richard Boone who sings "B.P. Blues", the tenors of Jesper Thilo and Bent Jaedig, baritonist Per Goldschmidt, pianist Kenny Drew and drummer Ed Thigpen. Excellent swinging music.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The fourth and final recording by Ernie Wilkins' "Almost Big Band" a 13-piece group including ten horns features the leader's arrangements of five of his swinging compositions plus "Lover Man." Wilkins' pieces include several tributes "Almost Basie," "Ode to Billy Strayhorn" and "A Little Bit of Duke" and among his better-known sidemen all Europeans or American expatriates are trombonist Richard Boone who sings "B.P. Blues", the tenors of Jesper Thilo and Bent Jaedig, baritonist Per Goldschmidt, pianist Kenny Drew and drummer Ed Thigpen. Excellent swinging music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/1994
  • Label: Steeplechase
  • UPC: 716043122523
  • Catalog Number: 31225

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Almost Basie (5:49)
  2. 2 Ode to Billy Strayhorn (9:41)
  3. 3 Give the Drummer Some (5:07)
  4. 4 Tender Touch (5:09)
  5. 5 I Mean You (8:23)
  6. 6 Arrival (7:12)
  7. 7 Lover Man (6:59)
  8. 8 B.P. Blues (9:15)
  9. 9 A Little Bit of Duke (5:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ernie Wilkins Primary Artist, Conductor, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Drew Piano
Ed Thigpen Drums
Jesper Thilo Saxophone
Jens Winther Trumpet
Richard Boone Trombone, Vocals
Per Goldschmidt Saxophone
Bent Jaedig Saxophone
Erling Kroner Trombone
Jesper Lundgaard Bass
Benny Rosenfeldt Trumpet
Jan Zum Vohrde Saxophone
Jeff Davis Trumpet
Bent Jadig Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Horace Parlan Composer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger, Composer
Flemming Rasmussen Engineer
Nils Winther Producer
Hank Deckon Composer
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