The Bill Holman Band Live

The Bill Holman Band Live

by Bill Holman



Although Bill Holman is one of the all-time great arrangers and the leader of a stirring big band in the Los Angeles area, this was his first recording as a leader in seven years. Performed at a Maynard Ferguson tribute convention/festival put on by Ken Poston, the music played by the Bill Holman Orchestra is a little more boppish than usual for a Holman set, particularly the romping "Zoot 'n' Al," a tribute to Zoot Sims and Al Cohn. However, Holman's arrangements are quite complex, full of surprises and full of excitement. Whether it be a major reworking of the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" and Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee," or such originals as "Woodrow" (for Woody Herman) and "The Bebop Love Song," the music is full of surprising twists and turns. The solos are uniformly excellent from the impressive crew of Los Angeles-area players, but it is the Holman arrangements that are most unique. Highly recommended to fans of modern jazz big bands.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2005
Label: Jazzed Media
UPC: 0783707085708
catalogNumber: 1007

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Holman   Primary Artist
Bob Enevoldsen   Trombone,Musician
Lanny Morgan   Reeds,Musician
Bob Summers   Trumpet
Bob Efford   Reeds
Ray Herrmann   Reeds,Musician
Christian Jacob   Piano,Musician
Andy Martin   Trombone,Musician
Jack Redmond   Trombone,Musician
Carl Saunders   Trumpet,Musician
Ron Stout   Trumpet,Musician
Doug Webb   Reeds,Musician
Bruce Babad   Reeds,Musician
Craig Gosnell   Trombone,Musician
Kevin Kanner   Drums,Musician
Joel Hamilton   Bass,Double Bass,Musician
Pete DiSiena   Trumpet

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger,Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Frank Rosolino   Composer
Doug Ramsey   Liner Notes
Tim Pinch   Engineer
Graham Carter   Producer,Audio Production
Stuart Alden   Cover Photo

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