The Fabulous Bill Holman

The Fabulous Bill Holman

by Bill HolmanBill Holman


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Bill Holman's second album as a leader was originally released on Coral before being reissued on Sackville in 1979. The masterful arranger is heard taking some rare solos on tenor with a 16-piece group of top West Coast jazz players from the era. For the set, Holman rewrote two standards ("Airegin" and "You and I") and contributed a pair of concise originals, plus the nearly 17-minute "The Big Street." Among the other soloists are trumpeter Conte Candoli, pianist Lou Levy, valve trombonist Stu Williamson, altoists Charlie Mariano and Herb Geller and tenorman Richie Kamuca (who at one point trades off with Holman). The music is fairly advanced for the time period and still sounds fresh decades later.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Label: Poll Winners
UPC: 8436028698707
catalogNumber: 2869870
Rank: 144242


  1. Airegin
  2. Evil Eyes
  3. You and I
  4. Bright Eyes
  5. Come Rain or Come Shine
  6. The Big Street
  7. Sparkle
  8. Tanglefoot
  9. Song Without Words
  10. Awfully Busy
  11. Plain Folks
  12. Back To Minors
  13. Cousin Jack
  14. On the Town
  15. Jughaid
  16. Locomotion
  17. The Moon Is Blue
  18. Old Man River

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Holman   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Curtis Counce   Bass
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Bob Gordon   Baritone Saxophone
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis   Drums
Charlie Mariano   Alto Saxophone
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Bob Enevoldsen   Valve Trombone
Lee Katzman   Trumpet
Stan Levey   Drums
Lou Levy   Piano
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Stu Williamson   Trumpet,Valve Trombone
Charlie Kennedy   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Max Bennett   Bass
Harry Betts   Trombone
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Bob Fitzpatrick   Trombone
Vern Friley   Trombone
Joe Maini   Alto Saxophone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Lew McGreery   Trombone
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Stephen Perlow   Baritone Saxophone
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Ray Sims   Trombone
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Lewis McGreery   Trombone
Ray Lynn   Trumpet
Ken Shroyer   Bass Trombone

Technical Credits

Bill Holman   Arranger,Composer
Sonny Rollins   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Meredith Willson   Composer
Burt Korall   Original Liner Notes
Sylvia Fine   Composer
John Tynan   Liner Notes
Herschel Burke Gilbert   Composer
David Keon   Liner Notes

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