Woody Herman – Woody Herman & His Orchestra (1956/2000)

Woody Herman - Woody Herman & His Orchestra (1956/2000)
Artist: Woody Herman
Album: Woody Herman & His Orchestra
Genre: Bop, Big Band
Origin: USA
Released: 1956/2000
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
CD 1:
Blue Flame {00:51}
The Preacher {05:03}
Darn That Dream {03:35}
Bijou {03:34}
These Foolish things {03:09}
Opus De Funk {06:08}
Buttercup {02:11}
For All We Know {02:18}
Try To Forget {04:29}
After Theatre Jump {04:08}
Trouble In Mind {03:27}
Autobahn Blues {04:02}
Captain Ahap {05:06}
Baby Shoes {02:59}
Our Love Is Here To Stay {02:50}
Country Cousin {06:30}
Early Autumn {03:07}
Stars Fell On Alabama {02:45}
When Lights Are Low {02:53}
The Girl Upstairs {02:59}
Blue Flame {01:56}

CD 2:
Blue Flame {00:39}
Buck Dance {02:55}
The Midnight Never Sets {03:11}
Woodshopper’s Ball {05:15}
Four Brothers {03:17}
Apple Honey {03:36}
Ballad Medley {06:18}
Phineas In Vienna {02:43}
Pinetop’s Blues {03:53}
Imagination {03:46}
Starduse {03:06}
Wild Root {07:52}
Misty Morning {03:02}
Starlilght Souvenirs {03:05}
Skinned Again {03:10}
Pimlico {03:56}
I Want A Little Girl {02:45}
Square Circle {06:12}
Sleepy Serenade {02:20}
Blue Flame {00:54}

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Woody Herman’s Third Herd was in its later years when it appeared at the Lagoon in Salt Lake City in July 1956. This two-CD set of previously unreleased material features the Herd performing live during a two-day period. At the time, the key soloists included trombonist Bill Harris (a veteran of the First and Second Herds); trumpeter Dick Collins; Richie Kamuca, Arno Marsha, and Bob Hardaway on tenors; pianist Vince Guaraldi; and vibraphonist Victor Feldman. Playing arrangements by Nat Pierce, Manny Albam, Ralph Burns, and Neal Hefti, this was a swinging (if greatly underrated and largely overlooked) edition of Herman’s Orchestra. The 41 jazz-oriented selections included on this two-fer give one a generous sampling of the band’s book and should be of great interest to Woody Herman collectors.
Review by Scott Yanow

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