Year of the Tiger

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • Label: Innova Records
  • UPC: 726708678920
  • Catalog Number: 789
  • Sales rank: 157,246

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Johnny Quest Theme - The Green Monster Big Band (4:05)
  2. 2 Very, Very Baaad! Tribute Medley To Michael Jackson: This Place Hotel - The Green Monster Big Band (5:05)
  3. 3 Very, Very Baaad! Tribute Medley To Michael Jackson: Bad (Very, Very Ba - The Green Monster Big Band (4:35)
  4. 4 Very, Very Baaad! Tribute Medley To Michael Jackson: Thriller (Super-Th - The Green Monster Big Band (11:08)
  5. 5 Fire - The Green Monster Big Band (3:32)
  6. 6 Purple Haze - The Green Monster Big Band (4:57)
  7. 7 Take the Zen Train: Prelude to a Kiss Off: No Baggage, Please! - The Green Monster Big Band (3:46)
  8. 8 Take the Zen Train: The Violence of Virtuosity - The Green Monster Big Band (2:28)
  9. 9 Take the Zen Train: Quick of My Being - The Green Monster Big Band (6:32)
  10. 10 Take the Zen Train: Optometry for the Vision-less - The Green Monster Big Band (2:53)
  11. 11 Take the Zen Train: Quarantine for the Aggressor - The Green Monster Big Band (3:06)
  12. 12 Take the Zen Train: Beyond the Beyond - The Green Monster Big Band (3:22)
  13. 13 Hero Among Heroes - The Green Monster Big Band (6:02)
  14. 14 Blazing On the Turquoise Sea - The Green Monster Big Band (8:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fred Ho Primary Artist, Leader, Baritone Saxophone
Stanton Davis Jr. 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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