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Woody HermanBest Of Woody Herman ... CD
Jazz Forever, 1940s. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanBlues In The Night ... CD
Hitchcock, 1971. Used ... $6.99

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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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New Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
An overlooked chapter of the 70s genius of Woody Herman – and the kind of album that shows him continuing to grow strongly, many years after his initial fame! The record takes off ambitiously from some of the funkier Herman sessions of the start of the 70s – and features the core group augmented by the Houston Symphony Orchestra on side one – offering up larger backings to color in the sophisticated sounds of the tunes "Variation On A Scene" and "Children Of Lima", both jazz suites penned by Alan Broadbent, who'd done great work with Herman's group. Side two is back to straighter big band numbers – tunes that burst out with a lot of life and energy, and which have a few of the soulful stylings of Herman's previous funk. Highlights include great covers of "25 Or 6 To 4" and "Where Is The Love", plus a version of Broadbent's driving "Far In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Woody HermanComplete 1948 to 1950 Capitol Sessions ... CD
Definitive (Spain), Late 40s. Used 2CD ... $19.99
(Out of print.)

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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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New Woody HermanFrom East To West – Live At The Concord Jazz Festival/World Class ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99

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Woody HermanGiant Steps ... CD
Fantasy, 1973. Used ... $5.99
Genius 70s work from Woody Herman – funky big band with electric touches, served up on a range of wonderful tunes! Woody's still at the helm of the group on saxes and clarinet – but as with other Fantasy and Cadet albums, the real thanks here goes to arrangers – who include Bill Stapleton, Alan Broadbent, Tony Klatka, and Richard Evans – who's making a brief post-Cadet appearance here to serve up a fierce version of his classic "First Thing I Do" – a jazzy reworking of the Joyce Williams tune, done here with a nice break, wah-wah guitar, and a real badass soundtrack style! Rhythm players include Joe Beck and Ray Barretto – and the whole album's great throughout. Titles include "Think On Me", "A Child Is Born", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "First Thing I Do", "Giant Steps", and a great take on Chick Corea's "La Fiesta", complete with electric piano! CD

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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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Woody HermanJazz Casual ... CD
Koch, 1963/1964. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanJazz Swinger/Music For Tired Lovers ... CD
Collectables, 1954/1966. Used ... $6.99

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Woody HermanLight My Fire ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear & a name in pen.)

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

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Woody HermanRoad Band 1948 Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Hep (UK), 1948. Used 2CD ... $11.99

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Woody HermanThundering Herds 1945–1947 ... CD
Columbia, 1940s. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)

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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 HermanWoody Herman Live Featuring Bill Harris Vol 2 – Omaha Nebraska – June 7 1957 ... CD
Status (UK), 1957. Used ... $8.99

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Woody HermanWoody's Winners ... CD
Columbia/Mosaic, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Wome of Woody Herman's cooler, groovier work of the 60s – with work from young talents that include Don Rader on both trumpet and arrangements, plus Dusko Goykovich on additional trumpet, Nat Pierce on piano, and Sal Nistico on tenor! CD

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

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New Woody HermanHeavy Exposure ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cut corner & a name in pen.)

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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 HermanV Disc Years – Vols 1 & 2 – 1944 to 1946 ... CD
Hep (UK), Mid 40s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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New Woody HermanWoody Live – East & West ... CD
Columbia/Koch, 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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New StravinskyEbony Concerto/Symphony In Three Movements – Woody Herman & His Orchestra/Goosens/London Symphony ... LP
Everest, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto is dedicated to Woody Herman – and played here by Herman's orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono first pressing – heavy vinyl, with inner sleeve too. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Woody HermanConcerto For Herd – Woody Herman & The Thundering Herd At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... LP
Verve, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Sal Nistico on tenor, Carl Fontana on trombone, and Luis Gasca on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo promo. Cover has a small promo sticker.)
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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 Dick Collins & Runaway HerdHorn of Plenty ... LP
RCA, 1954. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Trumpeter Dick Collins plays with a "runaway herd" of saxophonists culled from the band of his boss, Woody Herman – a really great lineup that features Al Cohn on tenor, Med Flory on alto, Jack Nimitz on baritone, and Bill Perkins on flute and tenor too! The blend of reeds is totally great – often used tightly to offset Collins' trumpet solos in the lead – well-blown and economical, but allowing for a bit of solo space at points for the reed players too. Rhythm is by Nat Pierce on piano, Red Kelly on bass, and Chuck Flores on drums – and the album's got a surprisingly easygoing feel at times, more so than other RCA dates of this type. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Why Was I Born", "Tricky Dick", "No Soap", "Very Shifty", and "The Long Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has seam splitting.)

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Chubby JacksonChubby Takes Over ... LP
Everest, 1958. Very Good- ... $3.99
Don't hold Chubby's name against him – because this is a really great little set, leaner and meaner than you might expect! The album has Chubby taking over from Woody Herman – with whom he'd worked for many years, and from whom he got most of the players for this session. The album's got that tight ensemble feel of Woody's best 50s work – extremely powerful and hard-swinging, but with searing breakout room for the soloists – who include Al Cohn, Frank Rehack, Sam Most, and Sam Markowitz. Titles include "Tradition", "A Ballad For Jai", "Oh Look At Me Now", "Mt Everest", and "Yes Indeed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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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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New Hollywood Saxophone QuartetJazz In Hollywood ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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 some discoloration from age on back.)

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New VariousSwingin' Cheese – Croon Tunes and Kitscherama ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1960s/1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Great mix of cheezy and eazy stuff put together by the folks at Irma, and with a very similar feel to some of the Mojo club compilations (although without the funk cuts on those). This stuff is goofy, and with a number of vocal cuts, but it swings throughout, and sounds great at a party. Tracks include "Old Devil Moon" by Bossa Rio, "Oye Como Va" by Percy Faith, "Hard Day's Night" by Tony Osborne, "Hawaii Five O" by Robert Delgado, "Exotica" by Pepe Jamarillo, "Light My Fire" by Woody Herman, and "Boccacio Soul" by Augusto Alguero. Nice stuff, and 2 LPs strong. CD
(Please note that the teeth inside the digipack case are broken.)

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New Al Cohn/Bill Perkins/Richie KamucaBrothers! – The Complete Sessions ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Four Brothers (Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, etc)Together Again ... LP
Vik, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
How many different iterations of the "Four Brothers" were there? We don't know, but as near as we can tell, this grouping might most resemble the "original", with four West coast heavies joining forces for a swinging side. Originally making up the sax section of Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Herbie Steward and Serge Chaloff are the brothers, and they're joined by fellow Herman alum Buddy Jones, plus Elliot Lawrence and Don Lamond in the rhythm section on this side for Vik. As you'd expect, the numbers are all West coast gems, by the likes of Cohn, Sims, Jimmy Giuffre, Gerry Mulligan and Manny Albam amongst others, and featuring the brothers blowing in a remarkably spry manner for such a heavyweight lineup. 10 tracks in all: "Four And One More", "So Blue", "The Swinging Door", 'Four In Hand", "A Quick One", 'Four Brothers", "Ten Years Later", "The Pretty One", "Aged In Wood" and "Here We Go Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Vik pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, a mostly split top seam, a bit of splitting on the spine, and some stains on the back.)

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New Bill WatrousTiger Of San Pedro ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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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