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New Woody HermanBlowin' Up A Storm (Drive Archive) ... CD
Drive Archive (UK), 1940s. Used ... $0.99
(Out of print.)

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New Woody HermanCapitol Jazz Classics Vol 9 – Early Autumn ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A great version of Ralph Burns' "Early Autumn" – and vintage 40s material from the Herman band, with Red Rodney, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, and Rolf Ericson on trumpets; Serge Chaloff, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Stan Getz on saxes! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a small name in marker on back.)

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Woody HermanFirst Herd At Carnegie Hall ... LP
VSP, 1946. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A classic mid 40s concert from Woody Herman – with a lineup that includes Pete Candoli and Shorty Rogers on trumpets, Bill Harris on trombone, John LaPorta and Flip Phillips on saxes, Tony Aless on piano, Red Norvo on vibes, Chubby Jackson on bass, and Billy Bauer on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody HermanHi Fi-ing Herd ... LP
MGM, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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New Woody HermanLive With The First & Second Herds ... CD
Mr Music, 1946/1947/1948. Used ... $7.99

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Woody HermanTwelve Shades Of Blue ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(6 Eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Woody HermanHeavy Exposure ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent stuff – a record that we love it to death, and listen to all the time! Woody Herman's band meets the soulful arrangements of Richard Evans, and the whole thing cooks nicely in the Chess studios in Chicago. The result is a tasty blend of soulful big band tracks, with a strident groove that Woody never duplicated, and with the kind of baroque arrangements that Evans was bringing to some of the best soul work on Cadet at the time. Donny Hathaway plays organ, and the group does a killer version of his own "Flying Easy". Other titles include "The Hut", "Sex Machine", and "It's Your Thing" – but it's all great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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New Woody HermanKing Cobra ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky Woody from the 70s – an excellent and overlooked album, one that has Woody leading a great group with a fair bit of electric players, in a funky big band style that sparkles with the best of the genre! The group's filled with younger unknown players – but from the sound of the record, you can tell that these kids had been listening to a lot of funk – and had a great ear for mixing electric rhythms with cutting solos on tenor, trumpet, and funky flute. Includes a great version of Chick Corea's "Spain", plus the tracks "Lake Taco", "King Cobra", "Toothless Grin", "Jazzman", and "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing". CD

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New Woody HermanLight My Fire ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece – one of 2 crazy albums in which Woody Herman's late band meets the Cadet arrangements of Richard Evans. You might think the combination wouldn't work – Woody's big band flourishes meeting up with Evans' compressed soulful grooves – but gosh, the record is simply incredible, and it's one that we'd never part with in a million billion years! Worth it alone for the version of Edu Lobo's "Pontieo", but there's lots of other nice stuff – like "I Say A Little Prayer", "Hush", "Keep On Keepin On", and "Light My Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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New Woody HermanLight My Fire/Hush ... 7-inch
Cadet, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of Woody Herman's best funky big band tracks – both of them done with arrangements by Richard Evans! "Light My Fire" is a great cover of the pop hit – done here with a darker groove, and some really fab horn parts. "Hush" is a Joe South track – played fast and furious, with lots of sax solos darting out from the larger horn section! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Chess sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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New Woody HermanWoody Live – East & West ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Woody recorded on 2 coasts – in New York and San Francisco – with smaller than usual groups of hip players that include Dusko Goykovich, Don Rader, Sal Nistico, Steve Marcus, and Bill Watrous. Woody himself plays soprano and alto sax in addition to his usual clarinet – and the set's got some hip numbers like "Cousins", "The Preacher", "Free Again", and "Waltz For A Hung-Up Ballet Mistress". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing.)
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Buck ClaytonJumpin' At The Woodside ... LP
Columbia, 1955. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A classic from the undisputed master of the swing jazz jam session! Jumpin' At The Woodside has Buck Clayton recreating a Count Basie vibe, but in a much more open-ended, and long-grooving way! Most of the tracks on the record are nice and long – really opening up with a solo-heavy, jam session sort of style – and players shift from track to track, and include Woody Herman on clarinet, Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Al Cohn on tenor, Urbie Green on trombone, and Ruby Braff on trumpet. Titles include "Broadway", "Rock A Bye Basie", "Jumpin At The Woodside", and "Blue & Sentimental". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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New Al Cohn/Bill Perkins/Richie KamucaBrothers! – The Complete Sessions ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1955. Used ... $13.99
A classic set of interlocking tenor work from 3 giants who made up the best part of Woody Herman's classic 4 horn lineup – Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, and Richie Kamuca – all coming together here in small group formation! The album's a wonderful example of the way that the hornplay of the larger Herman group had an influence on the smaller combos of the west coast scene – and Perkins and Kamuca are especially great here, working with a strong sense of precision, but also some nice humanity in their tone. Other group members include either Jimmy Raney or Barry Galbraith on guitar, Hank Jones on piano, John Beal on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – and titles include "Cap Snapper", "Pro Ex", "Hags", "Gay Blade", and "The Walrus". This CD offers up the complete sessions, and features a number of extra tracks! CD
(Out of print.)

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Chubby JacksonOoh What An Outfit – New York 1949 ... CD
Uptown, 1949. New Copy 2 CDs ... $20.99 24.98
A marvelous document of the power of bassist Chubby Jackson at his best – served up here in a double-length package of rare recordings from the end of the 40s! Chubby has a really unique place in jazz – a special space between bop and swing, where he was able to work with some of the best players of his generation – and help forge an audience for the modern tones of the newer music by bringing in some of the more powerful elements of the old! This quality really comes through in the initial batch of big band recordings in the package, which take up most of CD1 – tunes that echo some of the work Jackson had done with Woody Herman's group in the late 40s, but arguably even more hard-biting and boppish – with strong work from Frank Socolow on alto, Teddy Charles on vibes, Ray Turner and Al Young on tenor, and the trio of Norman Faye, Al Porcino, and Charlie Walp on trumpets. Arrangements are by drummer Tiny Khan for the big band sides – and the set also features smaller ensemble work with Gene Roland's Boppers, led by trumpeter Gene Roland – plus work by the quintet of vibist Joe Roland with singer Paula Castle. The set also features a very cool combo recorded in Sweden – Chubby Jackson's Fifth Dimensional Jazz Group – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Lou Levy on piano, and Frank Socolow on tenor. The whopping package features 2CDs, 37 tracks – and mixes together live tracks, radio broadcasts, and some rare recording sessions too. CD

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Bill WatrousTiger Of San Pedro ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good+ ... $2.99
An overlooked bit of 70s big band jamming – one of a few great sides cut for Columbia by trombonist Bill Watrous, done in a mode that's partially like the funky Maynard Ferguson records for the label at the time, but which also has some of the hipper and more expansive approaches that you'd get on some of Woody Herman's best from the period, or (even better) some of the MPS big band classics of the time! The playing is mostly all acoustic, but there is a bit of Fender Rhodes, clavinet, guitar, and organ on the session – bubbling under with a style that pumps up the groove nicely – bringing in a sound that's not entirely funky, but still tight, spacious, and syncopated enough to really kick into the tracks! Titles include "TS TS", "Somewhere Along The Way", "Dirty Dan", "Quiet Lady", and the excellent "Tiger Of San Pedro". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hollywood Saxophone QuartetJazz In Hollywood ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Long before the advent of groups like Rova or the World Sax Quartet, the idea of a 4-horn group meant a recreation (or approximation) of Woody Herman's famous "4 Brothers" style. In this case, the west coast group features a stranger take on the style – in that it includes alto, soprano, tenor, and baritone saxes – yet still retains the basic tight ensemble reed style. Players include Russ Cheever, Jack Dumont, Morrie Crawford, and Bill Ulyate – and they are backed by bass and drums, but no piano. Kind of in a Mulliganish vein, with arrangements by Marty Paich, Lennie Niehaus, Jack Montrose, and Russ Garcia. Titles include "Nightcap", "New York City Ghost", "Mixed Commotions", "Make The Most of It", and "Ghost Of A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some splitting on the spine, and a couple of light stains.)

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New Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon At Monterey (Jimmy Witherspoon At The Monterey Jazz Festival) ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arguably one of the greatest albums ever cut by Jimmy Witherspoon – recorded live at an early Monterey Jazz Festival, and done in a style that shows the strong link between jazz and blues in Jimmy's work! The group on the set includes Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, and Woody Herman – and the longish tracks on the set give them all more than enough room to solo alongside Jimmy's bluesy vocals. The album's also one of the first to be produced by a young David Axelrod – and shows a clear respect for both the singer and the musicians, in a combination that would come out even more strongly on Axe's later productions for Capitol. Titles include "No Rollin Blues", "Big Fine Girl", "Good Rockin Tonight", "Ain't Nobody's Business", and "When I Been Drinkin". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimmy GiuffreFour Brothers Sound ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing record by Jimmy Giuffre – one that he uses to replicate the "4 Brothers Sound" of the years when he played with Woody Herman as one of a group of four saxophonists blowing together – but done here by Jimmy himself on all 4 horns, using early overdubbing techniques that let him play four tenor sax parts at once! The sound is wonderful – filled with complex colors, tones, and changes you won't find on Giuffre's other albums of the time – and Jimmy's backed by usual trio-mates Brookmeyer and Jim Hall – with Brookmeyer on piano, swinging things a bit more than usual next to Hall's guitar. The 4-tenor frontline is wonderful, and titles include "Four Brothers", "Ode To Switzerland", "Space", "Blues In The Barn", and "Memphis In June". CD

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New VariousEven Mo' Mod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The latest volume in one of our favorite series of soul jazz tracks! This one opens the scope way past previous volumes, and features a rollicking party of tasty little groovers – most of them with a raw, uptempo, funky 45 jukebox kind of feel! Tracks are from the Chess, Fantasy, Jewel, and Brunswick catalogs – with many rare numbers like "Fever" by Sharon Cash, "Get Ready" by Ella Fitzgerald, "Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy" by Young Holt Unlimited, "Light My Fire" by Erma Franklin, "Hush" by Woody Herman, "Another Plan For School Mix Up" by The Cals, "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Karen Hernandez, "Caesar's Pad" by Googie Rene, "The Point" by Aaron (Chico) Bailey & The Family Affair Band, "I Got To See My Baby" by Lee Jones & The Unforgotten Two, and "Ain't It A Groove" by Dave Hamilton. 23 cuts in all – and very very groovy! CD