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Year of the Tiger
     

Year of the Tiger

by Fred Ho
 
To approximate the first half of Fred Ho's album Year of the Tiger, it's necessary to imagine the sound that might be created if the members of Duke Ellington & His Orchestra were mixed with the players from Parliament/

Overview

To approximate the first half of Fred Ho's album Year of the Tiger, it's necessary to imagine the sound that might be created if the members of Duke Ellington & His Orchestra were mixed with the players from Parliament/Funkadelic and set loose on the Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix catalogs. That's right, songs like "Thriller" and "Purple Haze" get severely retrofitted into an aggressive, irreverent jazz-funk style, with harsh, massed horn parts. Sometimes, the sound resembles a couple of high-school marching bands fighting it out on the same football field. In the second part of the album, Ho takes a more conventional jazz approach, that is, if "conventional" can be taken to mean a post-bop big-band style in which a horn ensemble is employed for avant-garde purposes. And then there's the children's chorus that pipes up on the Oriental-styled "Hero Among Heroes." This is ambitious, challenging jazz, occasionally made somewhat more accessible by the leader's evident zany sense of humor.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
Label:
Innova Records
UPC:
0726708678920
catalogNumber:
789
Rank:
166934

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fred Ho   Primary Artist,Leader,Baritone Saxophone
Stanton Davis   Trumpet
Richard Harper   Piano,Trombone,Keyboards,Soloist
Royal Hartigan   Percussion,Drums
Earl McIntyre   Bass Trombone
Bob Pilkington   Trombone,Soloist
Marty Wehner   Trombone
Bobby Zankel   Alto Saxophone
Jim Hobbs   Alto Saxophone
David Harris   Bass Trombone,Soloist
Hafez Modirzadeh   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Salim Washington   Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Leena Conquest   Vocals
David Bindman   Tenor Saxophone
Taylor Ho Bynum   Cornet,Soloist
Abraham Gomez-Delgado   Vocals
Art Hirahara   Piano,Keyboards,Soloist
Jamie Richards   Choir, Chorus
Wesley Brown   Bass
Mary Halvorson   Guitar
Wes Brown   Bass
Amir ElSaffar   Trumpet
Christina Nuki   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Hyun-Jae Park   Choir, Chorus
Clinton Ingram   Leader
Nabate Isles   Trumpet,Soloist
Sam Fox   Choir, Chorus
Aaron Sherraden   Electric Bass
Brandon Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Damiyr Davis   Choir, Chorus
Will Havercroft   Choir, Chorus
Amanda Bogacz   Choir, Chorus
Sienna Kemp   Choir, Chorus
Skylar Yesair   Choir, Chorus
Urara Muramatsu   Choir, Chorus
Cabrielle Green   Choir, Chorus
Alyssa Freeman   Choir, Chorus
Ken Kojima   Choir, Chorus
Riyo Saji   Choir, Chorus
Victoria Ortiz   Choir, Chorus
Shannon Dawson   Choir, Chorus
Michael Douglas Jones   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus,Baritone (Vocal)
Haleh Abghari   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Del Fionn Sykes   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Dax Valdes   Choir, Chorus,Baritone (Vocal)
Lynn Randolph Brown   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Jennifer Kidwell   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Justy Kosek   Choir, Chorus
Alex Neiman-Zych   Choir, Chorus
Christopher Kelly   Choir, Chorus
Jamie-Leigh Savage-Backmon   Choir, Chorus
Najha Zigbi-Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Adin Levy   Choir, Chorus
Tyra Booker   Choir, Chorus
Kelsey Barbosa   Choir, Chorus
Janet Ortiz   Choir, Chorus
Akane Gauntt   Choir, Chorus
Sean Yancer   Horn

Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
Michael Jackson   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Fred Ho   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Instrumentation
Jon Rosenberg   Engineer
Rod Temperton   Composer
Philip Blackburn   Director
Fred Ho & The Afro-Asian Music Ensemble   Instrumentation
William Hanna   Composer
Joseph Barbera   Composer
Joseph Yoon   Producer
Ruth Margraff   Composer
Aaron Sherraden   Arranger
Magdalena Gomez   Composer

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