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Dream Band, Volume 5: Big Cat

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Tico-Tico
3:09  
02
Big Bad Bob
3:48  
03
Big Cat
4:32  
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Soft Eyes
5:23  
05
Billie's Bounce
3:58  
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Pretty Blue Eyes
2:57  
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I'll Take Romance
3:38  
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Do You Wanna Jump, Children?
3:04  
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Nature Boy
4:22  
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Jump the Blues Away
3:41  
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Sleep
2:57  
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 41:29

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As advertised

jasthedrillguy

I never listend to Terry Gibbs before and am quite pleased to what I heard on this album. Nothing stands out on the album other than "somebody" in the band is having a great time with his hooping and hollering! Which I enjoy hearing, especially on live recordings,that way you know there having FUN! I personnally enjoy 'Do you want to jump,Children.'

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Big Band Sizzle

Vivaldi55

If you like the Buddy Rich big band albums from the 60's, you'll love any of the Terry Gibbs Dream Band recordings. Vol. 5 was recorded live January, 1961 and includes all top notch Hollywood musicians of the time. Al Porcino on lead trumpet, Mel Lewis drums, Frank Rosolino, Bob Edmondson, Ray Triscari, Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, Bill Perkins, Joe Maini, Richie Kamuca, Jack Nimitz, plus others. Hard swinging arrangements by Bill Holman, Manny Albam, and Al Cohn. Every track is a winner, with lots of solos. No dance tunes here. Just great, edgy big band jazz.

They Say All Music Guide

Taken from the same live sessions as Vol. 4 (and last out several decades ago on Mercury) this fifth release by vibraphonist Terry Gibbs’ “Dream Band” has plenty of swinging numbers from the 17-piece big band. Mostly comprised of West Coast jazz all-stars (including Richie Kamuca and Bill Perkins on tenors, trumpeter Conte Candoli, trombonist Frank Rosolino and drummer Mel Lewis), the orchestra is in top form on such numbers as “Tico Tico,” “Billie’s Bounce,” “Jump the Blues Away” and a few obscure oriignals. The inventive arrangements by Bill Holman, Manny Albam and Al Cohn insured that Terry Gibbs’ Dream Band would have its own sound and the fifth volume may very well be its finest. – Scott Yanow

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