In July 1988, during Umbria Jazz Festival, Phil Woods was playing in a club and the Big Bang orchestra directed by Mario Raja, including some of the best young italian jazz players, had a concert at Morlacchi Theatre the 15th evening. Thanks to Paolo Piangiarelli, of Philology Records, the day after Phil accepted to be guest for the fist album of the orchestra.
Phil Woods (clarinet, alto saxophone);
Marco Rinalduzzi (guitar);
Giancarlo Maurino (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone);
Mario Raja (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone);
Maurizio Giammarco (tenor saxophone);
Roberto Ottini (baritone saxophone);
Flavio Boltro, Marco Tamburini, Paolo Fresu (trumpet, flugelhorn);
Danilo Terenzi, Hal Crook, Roberto Rossi (trombone);
Danilo Rea (keyboards);
Enzo Pietropaoli (bass)
Roberto Gatto (drums).