Woody Herman – Giant Steps (1973/1994)


Title: Giant Steps
Year Of Release: 1973/1994
Label: Fantasy
Genre: Jazz, Big Band
Quality: FLAC (Image+.cue)
Total Time: 39:01min
Total Size: 249 mb

Woody Herman always went out of his way during his long career to encourage younger players, often persuading them to write arrangements of recent tunes for his orchestra. On this recording one gets to hear his band interpret such selections as Chick Corea's "La Fiesta," Leon Russell's "A Song for You," "Freedom Jazz Dance," "A Child Is Born" and "Giant Steps"; what other bandleader from the '30s would have performed such modern material? With strong solo work from tenors Gregory Herbert and Frank Tiberi, trumpeter Bill Stapleton and Herman himself, this is an impressive effort.

Woody Herman - Giant Steps (1973/1994)
01 - La Fiesta
02 - A Song For You
03 - Freedom Jazz Dance
04 - The Meaning of the Blues
05 - The First Thing I Do
06 - Think on Me
07 - Giant Steps
08 - A Child is Born
09 - Be-Bop and Roses

personnel :
Woody Herman - Clarinet, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Gregory Herbert - Flute (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
Frank Tiberi - Sax (Tenor)
Steve Lederer - Sax (Tenor)
Harry Kleintank - Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)
Bill Stapleton - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Larry Pyatt - Trumpet
Gil Rathel - Trumpet
Bill Byrne - Trumpet
Walt Blanton - Trumpet
Jim Pugh - Trombone
Geoff Sharp - Trombone
Harold Garrett - Trombone (Bass)
Andy LaVerne - Piano (Electric)
Joe Beck - Guitar
Wayne Darling - Bass
Ed Soph - Drums
Ray Barretto - Conga