Trombone, Percussion, Producer, Arranged By – Jiggs Whigham. Recorded at Rhenus Studios, Cologne on January 24, 1976. Hope (LP, Album, RE). Pausa Records, Fonomusic.
Five of the album's eight tracks are originals by the leader, with the haunting ballad "Bodge" and the funky "Owa Tagu Siam (Oh What a Goose I Am)" (in which he plays through a King Multivider) standing out. Franken switches to an electric piano for a dreamy interpretation of the spiritual "Goin' Home. Initially issued by Pausa, this recommended release was finally reissued on CD by the German Mons label nearly two decades after its first appearance.
Jiggs Whigham (born Oliver Haydn Whigham III; 20 August 1943) is an American jazz trombonist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he began his professional career at the age of 17, joining the Glenn Miller/Ray McKinley orchestra in 1961. He left that band for Stan Kenton, where he played in the touring "mellophonium" band in 1963, then settled in New York City to play commercially.
Jiggs Whigham is an internationally acclaimed trombonist, band leader and educator. This versatile performer, born Oliver Haydn Whigham III (the nickname Jiggs was given by his grandfather) in Cleveland Ohio on 20 August 1943, first came to the attention of critics and fans at 17, as featured soloist and first trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Ray McKinley. Two years later, he was first and solo trombonist with Stan Kenton.
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Jiggs Whigham and John Clayton in 1989, photo courtesy of the Fraser MacPherson estate. Frustrated with commercial playing, Whigham migrated to Germany, where he still lives. He taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. He played for many years in the big band of Kurt Edelhagen, was a featured soloist.
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|B1||Owa Tagu Siam (Oh What A Goose I Am)||4:46|
- Bass – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
- Drums – Grady Tate
- Piano – Rob Franken
- Producer – Jiggs Whigham
- Saxophone – Ferdinand Povel
- Trombone – Jiggs Whigham
NotesManufactured in Italy by Ducale spa Brebbia VA.
|6.23008 AS||Jiggs Whigham||Hope (LP, Album)||Telefunken||6.23008 AS||Germany||1977|
|PR 7134||Jiggs Whigham||Hope (LP, Album, RE)||Pausa Records||PR 7134||US||1982|
|66.22532||Jiggs Whigham||Hope (LP, Album, RP)||TELDEC||66.22532||Germany||Unknown|
|86.2050/9||Jiggs Whigham||Hope (LP, Album, RE)||Pausa Records, Fonomusic||86.2050/9||Spain||1985|
|CD 1888||Jiggs Whigham||Hope (CD, Album)||Mons Records||CD 1888||Germany||1992|