The Big Soul-Band

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The Big Soul-Band
Studio album by Johnny Griffin Orchestra
Released 1960
Recorded May 24 and 31, June 3, 1960
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:07 original LP
Label Riverside
RLP 331
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Johnny Griffin chronology
The Little Giant
(1959)
The Big Soul-Band
(1960)
Battle Stations
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Big Soul-Band (also released as Wade in the Water) is an album by the Johnny Griffin Orchestra, led by jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin, featuring arrangements by Norman Simmons. It was released on the Riverside label in 1960.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wade in the Water" (Traditional) - 3:50 Bonus track on CD reissue
  2. "Wade in the Water" - 3:46
  3. "Panic Room Blues" (Norman Simmons) - 4:36
  4. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (Traditional) - 2:43
  5. "Meditation" (Simmons) - 8:21
  6. "Holla" (Simmons) - 3:38
  7. "So Tired" (Bobby Timmons) - 6:38
  8. "Deep River" (Traditional) - 5:28
  9. "Jubilation" (Junior Mance) - 3:57

Tracks 1, 2, 3 and 8 recorded on May 24, 1960; 6, 7 and 9 on May 31; tracks 4-5 recorded on June 3, 1960.

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