If everyone is happy with 'Heavyweight Champion' am I safe to assume that for someone like me who doesn't own that box (am I even allowed to still post here...😃) this current issue is pretty essential?
Yes, I had this one in my car CD player and had forgotten it was there. I hit play and picked up on the middle of a Woody solo. Not really thinking too hard about it, I thought to myself "man that guy can play - who is it?" I smiled when I realized who it was. Nice CD.
Pretty sure everyone has IDed the tune on #1.
#7 is going to be a big stretch for some listeners. Glad you dug it!
#9 might be based on a standard. But, to the bet of my knowledge, it is an original/contrafact.
#12, not Duke, but there's a conceptual connection (?).
#13: I think some folks have IDed the other horn, but no one has drawn a bull's eye on the trumpet player. Let's just say those two soloists have a history together.
Ha! Not the Grubbs Bros., but those Visitors records are great sources for BFT tracks. Ditto the Catalyst stuff, to keep things Philly-centric for a moment.