Lonehill Jazz BSIN02607124 (2 CD-Set)

Holman, Bill / Big Band - Complete Recordings

Bill Holman - Big Band Complete Recordings (2 CD-Set)
The complete recordings by the original Bill Holman Big Band - one of the most unique big bands in the history of jazz.
This 2CD release contains all three albums in their entirety : 1957 LP “The Fabulous Bill Holman” (1957); “In a Jazz Orbit” (1958), and “Great Big Band” (1960).
There are also 10 bonus tracks from a 1954 Bill Holman Octet session, which give further, earlier proof of his genius as an arranger, composer and saxophonist.
The exceptional personnel includes : Conte Candoli, Al Porcino, Ray Linn, Jack Sheldon, Frank Rosolino, Joe Maini, Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy, Victor Feldman, Jimmy Rowles, Joe Mondragon & Mel Lewis.
Although Bill Holman has amassed a prolific discography as a composer, arranger and saxophone soloist during his impressively long career, there is a surprising dearth of recordings under his own name.
Total Time: 149.36 min.
Tracklisting:
CD1:
1. BRIGHT EYES (4:45)
2. YOU AND I (5:03)
3. EVIL EYES (5:28)
4. AIREGIN (3:23)
5. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE (4:40)
6. THE BIG STREET (16:42)
7. KISSIN’ BUG (4:10)
8. THE MAN I LOVE (3:56)
9. GOODBYE (3:29)
10. YOU GO TO MY HEAD (6:15)
11. AFTER YOU’VE GONE (2:44)
12. FAR DOWN BELOW (4:18)
13. NO HEAT (6:07)
14. THEME & VARIATIONS #2 (4:29)

CD2:
1. AURA (4:45)
2. QUICKSTEP (3:58)
3. THE MOON IS BLUE (4:06)
4. JUNE IS BUSTING OUT ALL OVER (2:48)
5. SPEAK LOW (4:05)
6. LUSH LIFE (4:21)
7. SHADRACK (3:42)
8. IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD (3:38)
9. STEREOSO (2:29)
10. OL’ MAN RIVER (4:09)
11. SPINUET (4:20)
12. THE GENTLEMAN IS A DOPE (2:40)
Bonus Tracks:
13. SPARKLE (2:57)
14. TANGLEFOOT (2:29)
15. SONG WITHOUT WORDS (3:19)
16. AWFULLY BUSY (3:02)
17. PLAIN FOLKS (2:48)
18. BACK TO MINORS (2:39)
19. COUSIN JACK (2:34)
20. ON THE TOWN (3:03)
21. JUGHAID (3:23)
22. LOCOMOTION (2:52)
Released 2007.
Price: 25,50 EUR