The Big Soul-Band

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The Big Soul-Band
BigSoulBand.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember/October 1960[1]
RecordedMay 24 and 31, June 3, 1960
New York City
GenreJazz
Length39:07 original LP
LabelRiverside
RLP 331
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Johnny Griffin chronology
The Little Giant
(1959)
The Big Soul-Band
(1960)
Battle Stations
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

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.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Oct 31, 1960
  2. ^ The Big Soul-Band at AllMusic
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 89. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.