Live at the Wichita Jazz Festival

Live at the Wichita Jazz Festival

by Clark Terry's Big Bad BandClark Terry's Big Bad Band


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/1994
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707935524
catalogNumber: 79355

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clark Terry's Big Bad Band   Primary Artist
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
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
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
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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