Phil Woods & Big Bang Orchestra
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||Nardis||Phil Woods & Big Bang Orchestra||5:07||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Embraceable You||Phil Woods & Big Bang Orchestra||7:09||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Particella 239||Phil Woods & Big Bang Orchestra||7:50||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Just One of Those Things||Phil Woods & Big Bang Orchestra||7:18||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Crepuscule With Nellie||Phil Woods & Big Bang Orchestra||6:42||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Enoc||Phil Woods & Big Bang Orchestra||8:39||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Tuesday Morning||Phil Woods & Big Bang Orchestra||9:55||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Big Bang Blues||Phil Woods & Big Bang Orchestra||6:19||£0.79||View In iTunes|
Phil Woods has recorded with many different musicians for the Philology label, but this meeting with the Big Bang Orchestra, led by Mario Raja, had to overcome the lack of suitable studios to come to fruition, finally ending up in an empty disco that was closed to the public. The results were worth the extra effort. Woods is the guest soloist with the band, featuring Raja's potent arrangements. In addition to standards like "Embraceable You" and "Just One of Those Things" plus standard jazz fare ("Nardis" and "Crepuscule with Nellie,") all of which are very familiar to Woods, there are several originals by Raja. While none of them is likely to become a standard, they still provoke stimulating performances. The closing "Big Bang Blues" showcases several of the orchestra's top soloists (especially trumpeter Paolo Fresu) as well as Woods and trombonist Hal Crook, the latter subbing for a musician who failed to return to the second session of the day. This CD is definitely worth picking up.
Born: 02 November 1931 in Springfield, MA
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s