The Woody Herman Big Band ‎– Live At The Concord Jazz Festival (Full Album)

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
The Woody Herman Orchestra is in fine form during this live performance from the 1981 Concord Jazz Festival. Other than trumpeter Bill Stapleton, none of the sidemen are all that well-known over a decade later but they played very well as an ensemble and there are some worthwhile solos on the varied material. Al Cohn guests on “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be” and a spirited “Lemon Drop” while the great Stan Getz steals solo honors on “The Dolphin.”

Track listing:

A1 Things Ain’t What They Used To Be – 4:25
Soloist – Al Cohn, John Oddo, Woody Herman
A2 Theme In Search Of A Movie – 4:48
Soloist – George Rabbai, Woody Herman
A3 Midnight Run – 5:49
Soloist – Bill Ross , Bill Stapleton, George Rabbai, Woody Herman
A4 You Are So Beautiful – 3:20
Soloist – Gene Smith
A5 John Brown’s Other Body – 3:53
Soloist – Bill Ross , Randy Russell
B1 Especially For You – 4:55
Soloist – Paul McGinley
B2 North Beach Breakdown – 5:38
Soloist – John Fedchock, Paul McGinley
B3 The Dolphin – 6:00
Soloist – Stan Getz
B4 Lemon Drop – 7:34
Soloist – Al Cohn, Gene Smith , George Rabbai, John Fedchock, Mark Lewis , Mike Brignola

Personnel:

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Woody Herman
Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Mike Brignola
Tenor Saxophone – Al Cohn, Stan Getz
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Paul McGinley, Randy Russell
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute, Flute [Alto] – Bill Ross
Trombone – Gene Smith , John Fedchock, Larry Shunk
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Bill Stapleton, Brian O’Flaherty, George Rabbai, Mark Lewis , Scott Wagstaff
Bass, Electric Bass – Mike Hall
Design, Photography – Yoichiro Kikuchi
Drums, Percussion – Dave Ratajczak
Piano, Electric Piano – John Oddo

Release Date: August 15, 1981
Duration: 46:22
Recording Date: October 15, 1981
Recording Location: Concord Jazz Festival, Concord, CA

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