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Woody Herman

Geoffrey Smith celebrates the work of clarinettist, saxophonist and big band leader Woody Herman on the centenary of his birth.

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music.

An icon of big band jazz, Woody Herman kept his Herds on the road for forty years, launching stars like Stan Getz and classics like "Four Brothers". On the centenary of Herman's birth, Geoffrey celebrates a great jazz impresario and inspiration.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Woody Herman

    Apple Honey

    Composer: Herman Performers: Woody Herman, cl, as, voc; Sonny Berman, Chuck Frankhouser, Ray Wetzel, Pete Candoli, Carl Warwick, t; Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, tb; Woody Herman, cl;, as, voc; Sam Marowitz, John La Porta, cl,as; Flip Philips, Pete Mondello, ts; Skippy De Sair, bs; Marjorie Hyams, vib; Ralph Burns, p; Billy Bauer, g; Chubby Jackson, b; Dave Tough, d. 19 February 1945

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • P1158. Tr. 11 (3.18).
  • Woody Herman

    Caldonia

    Composer: Moore Performers: Woody Herman, cl, as, voc ; Frances Wayne, voc; Sonny Berman, Chuck Frankhouser, Ray Wetzel, Lete Candoli, Carl Warwick, t; Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, tb; Sam Marowitz, John La Porta, cl,as; Flip Philips, Pete Mondello, ts; Skippy De Sair, bs; Marjorie Hyams, vib; Ralph Burns, p; Billy Bauer, g; Chubby Jackson, b; Dave Tough, d. 26 February 1945

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • P 1158. Tr. 14 (3.01).
  • Woody Herman

    The Good Earth

    Composer: Hefti Performers: Sonny Berman, Neal Hefti, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Irv Lewis, t; Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, tb; Woody Herman, cl, as, voc; Sam Marowitz, John La Porta, cl, as; Flip Phillps. Pete Mondello, ts; Skippy De Sair, bs; Tony Aless, p; Billy Bauer, g; Chubby Jackson, b; Dave Tough, d. 10 August 1945

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • P 1158. Tr. 19 (2.33).
  • Woody Herman

    Your Father's Moustache

    Composer: Harris, Herman Performers: Sonny Berman, Neal Hefti, Irv Lewis, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Ray Linn, tp; Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, tb; Woody Herman, cl, as vac; Sam Marowitz, John La Porta, cl, as; Flip Philips, Pete Mondello, ts; Skippy De Sair, bs; Tony Aless, p; Billy Bauer, g; Chubby Jackson, b; Buddy Rich, d; Red Norvo, vib. 5 September 1945

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • P 1158. Tr.23 (3.22).
  • Woody Herman

    Lady McGowan's Dream

    Composer: Burns Performers: Sonny Berman, Cappy Lewis, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Shorty Rogers, tp; Neal Reid, Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, tb; Woody Herman, cl, as; Sam Marowitz, John La Porta, cl, as; Flip Philips, Mickey Folus, ts; Sam Rubinowitch, bs; Jimmy Rowles, p; Chuck Wayne, g; Joe Mondragon, b; Don Lamond, d; Red Norvo, vib. 18 September 1946

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • P 1159. Tr. 14 (5.15).
  • Woody Herman

    Keen and Peachy

    Composer: Burns, Rogers Performers: Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Shorty Rogers, Marky Markowitz, tp; Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift, tb Woody Herman, cl, as, voc; Sam Marowitz, as; Herbie Steward, as, ts; Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, ts; Serge Chaloff, bs; Fred Otis, p; Gene Sargent, g; Walt Yoder, b; Don Lamond, d. 22 December 1947

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • 1160. Tr.2 (2.52).
  • Woody Herman

    Four Brothers

    Composer: Giuffre Performers: Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Shorty Rogers, Marky Markowitz, tp; Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift, tb Woody Herman, cl, as, voc; Sam Marowitz, as; HErbie Steward, as, ts; Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, ts; Serge Chaloff, bs; Fred Otis, p; Gene Sargent, g; Walt Yoder, b; Don Lamond, d. 27 December 1947

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • 1160. Tr. 5 (3.19).
  • Woody Herman

    Early Autumn

    Composer: Burns Performers: Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Red Rodney, Shorty Rogers, tp; Earl Swope, Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift, tb; Woody Herman, cl, as, v; Sam Marowitz, as; Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, ts; Serge Chaloff, bs; Lou Levy, p; Chubby Jackson, b; Don Lamond, d; Terry Gibbs, vib. 29 December 1948

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • P 1160. Tr. 11 (3.09).
  • Woody Herman

    Long, Long Night

    Composer: Pierce Performers: Woody Herman, as, cl, voc; Don Fagerquist, Doug Mettome, Roy Caton, Shorty Rogers, t; Phil Urso ,ts; Herb Randel, Urbie Green, Jerry Dorn, tb; Nat Pierce, p. Around 1955

    • N/A.
    • Capitol.
    • CL 14299 (2.51).
  • Woody Herman

    Hallelujah Time

    Composer: Peterson Performers: Woody Herman, cl, as; Bill Chase, Billy Hunt, Paul Fontaine, Gerald Lamy, Danny Nolan, t; Phil Wilson, Henry Southall, Kenny Wenzel, tb; Sal Nistico, Carmen Leggio, John Stevens, ts; Nick Brignola, bs; Nat Pierce, p, arr; Chuck Andrus, b; Jake Hanna, d. November 1963

    • Woody Herman 1964.
    • Philips.
    • BL 7608. S1/1 (3.23).
  • Woody Herman

    Jazz Hoot

    Composer: Holman Performers: Woody Herman, cl, as; Bill Chase, Billy Hunt, Paul Fontaine, Gerald Lamy, Danny Nolan, t; Phil Wilson, Henry Southall, Kenny Wenzel, tb; Sal Nistico, Carmen Leggio, John Stevens, ts; Nick Brignola, bs; Nat Pierce, p, arr; Chuck Andrus, b; Jake Hanna, d. November 1963

    • Woody Herman 1964.
    • Philips.
    • BL 7608 S1/3 (4.30).
  • Woody Herman

    Deep Purple

    Composer: DeRose, Parish Performers: Woody Herman, cl, as; Bill Chase, Billy Hunt, Paul Fontaine, Gerald Lamy, Danny Nolan, t; Phil Wilson, Henry Southall, Kenny Wenzel, tb; Sal Nistico, Carmen Leggio, John Stevens, ts; Nick Brignola, bs; Nat Pierce, p, arr; Chuck Andrus, b; Jake Hanna, d. November 1963

    • Woody Herman 1964.
    • Philips.
    • BL 7608. S1/2 (3.42).
  • Woody Herman

    After You've Gone

    Composer: Creamer, Layton Performers: Woody Herman, cl, as; Bill Chase, Billy Hunt, Paul Fontaine, Gerald Lamy, Danny Nolan, t; Phil Wilson, Henry Southall, Kenny Wenzel, tb; Sal Nistico, Carmen Leggio, John Stevens, ts; Nick Brignola, bs; Nat Pierce, p, arr; Chuck Andrus, b; Jake Hanna, d. November 1963

    • Woody Herman 1964.
    • Philips.
    • BL 7608. S2/2 (5.08).

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