Don Fagerquist, Nick Travis, Conte Candoli, Al Porcino (tp), Harry Betts, Lewis McCreary (tb), Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson (vtb), Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (as), Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, Charlie Kennedy (ts), Bob Gordon (bs), Lou Levy (p), Curtis Counce, Max Bennett (b), Stan Levey, Mel Lewis (d)
Reference: FSRCD 2219
Bill Holman is one of the most amazing talents of this era. His music is natural; he tolerates no force or hostility in his jazz. One of the composers of modern day linear writing, he has already affected the necessary change in the growth of orchestrated jazz. Holmans dry wit is one of his most entertaining attributes. His music, though technically serious, is a mirror of his happy philosophyat times even humorous. He enjoys a unanimous affection from all in jazz, both musically and personally, said Stan Kenton.
According to Holman: Melodically, I try to write human, singable lines with natural curves, sometimes trying for an improvised feel... Rhythmically, I use a lot of syncopation and off-beat accents in the ensembles as a band seems to be able to get together easier on off beats than on on beats.