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Woody HermanBest Of Woody Herman ... CD
Jazz Forever, 1940s. Used ... $1.99
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(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- ... $1.99
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 HermanComplete 1948 to 1950 Capitol Sessions ... CD
Definitive (Spain), Late 40s. Used 2CD ... $19.99
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(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanDouble Exposure ... LP
Chess/Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
Forget everything you know about Woody Herman – and enjoy this amazing record! The album compiles sides that Woody recorded at the end of the 60s, when he was working with the Chess/Cadet team on some fantastic funky big band material. Most of the tracks feature arrangements by Richard Evans, the genius behind many of the best Chess soul recordings – and he gives the tracks a funky sound that you'd never expect from Woody Herman. The whole album's a total delight, and we never tire of listening to it – especially the version of "Ponteio", plus "The Hut", "Sex Machine", "Lancaster Gate", "Light My Fire", and a great early version of Donny Hathaway's "Flying Easy"! Hathaway also plays organ on some tracks, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Woody HermanEight Shades Of Blue ... CD
Vocalion (UK), Late 40s. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanFirst Herd At Carnegie Hall ... LP
VSP, 1946. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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 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 ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody HermanHerd At Montreux ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Funky Woody caught live at Montreux – a really wonderful set that follows strongly from his tight grooves of the Cadet years, and which is easily one of his best for Fantasy! Despite the live setting, the group are every bit as tight as they were in the studio during these years – really cracking the rhythms at the bottom of the tunes, so that even unlikely numbers come up sounding nights and groovy. Arrangements are by Richard Evans, Gary Anderson, and Alan Broadbent – and titles include a surprisingly funky version of "Fanfare For The Common Man", the electric piano groover "Montevideo", a funky take on Billy Cobham's "Crosswinds", and versions of "Superstar" and "Can't Get Next To You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody HermanHi Fi-ing Herd ... LP
MGM, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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

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Woody HermanJazz The Utmost ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of Woody's nice ones for Verve – with arrangements by Nat Pierce, Al Cohn, Neal Hefti, and Ralph Burns, and a good 50s updating of Woody's classic sound. A few tracks have vocals, and players include Bill Perkins, Dick Collins, Cy Touff, Urbie Green, and Stu Williamson. Titles include "Beau Jazz", "Moody", "Mess Around", and "Buck Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a small bit of seam splitting, but is nice overall.)

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Woody HermanLight My Fire ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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 ... $5.99
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Woody HermanRaven Speaks ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Hip Woody – recorded right after his years with Cadet, and in a similar funky big band vein! The record's got a very nice version of "Fat Mama", plus one of our all-time favorites, "Alone Again Naturally"! Players include Harold Danko on Fender Rhodes, Pat Martino on guitar, and Al Johnson on bass. Other tunes include "Bill's Blues", "Sandia Chicao", and "It's Too Late". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a promo ink stamp, and a bit of pencil on back.)

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Woody HermanRoad Band 1948 Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Hep (UK), 1948. Used 2CD ... $11.99
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Woody HermanRoad Father ... LP
Century, 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Cool groovy Woody – with Fender Rhodes from Pat Coil! Titles include "Isn't She Lovely", "Sugar Loaf Mountain", "Fire Dance", "Sunrise Lady", and "I Got News For You". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Woody HermanTwelve Shades Of Blue ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(6 Eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman At The Roundtable ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
One of the hippest albums you could ever find from Woody Herman – hardly a big band outing, and instead a small combo set with Nat Adderley on trumpet, Charlie Byrd on guitar, and Eddie Costa on vibes. And Woody even plays a bit of alto sax, too! Titles include "Princess M", "Deacon & The Elder", "Black Nightgown", "Pea Soup", and "Just A Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Forum pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, light stains, and faded marker.)

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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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New Woody HermanWoody Herman Live Featuring Bill Harris Vol 2 – Omaha Nebraska – June 7 1957 ... CD
Status (UK), 1957. Used ... $6.99
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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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Woody Herman & The Swingin HerdBlues Groove ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Woody Herman/Frank DeVolLove Is The Sweetest Thing – Sometimes ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An obscure vocal session from the great Woody Herman – a flawed singer, to be sure, but one with plenty of character! LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear and a split top seam – and a small mark from an old sticker.)

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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
(Blue label Cadet pressing with a bit of pen. Cover has some wear.)

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New Woody HermanNew Thundering Herd – 40th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Loads of great guest stars – including Stan Getz, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Al Cohn, Ralph Burns, Flip Phillips, Zoot Sims, and Simmy Giuffre! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)

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New Woody HermanThundering Herd ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from Woody – not as funky as some of his other 70s albums, but still a really excellent album with a much better sound than you'd expect! The group's filled with young hip players – most of whom we don't know, but who play with a lot of soul – and even Woody's pretty darn great, playing alto and soprano sax with much more of an edge than in earlier years. Inlcudes a funky remake of "Corazon", plus the tracks "Naima", "Lazy Bird", "America Drinks & Goes Home", "Blues For Poland", and "Bass Folk Song". Nice electric piano work too! CD

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New Woody HermanWoody Herman 1963 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite what you might think about some of Woody's big band contemporaries from the 40s, you've got to admit that Woody himself was always growing and changing as the decades went on – as this 1963 album will attest! Woody's in great form here – still working with a tight group of ensemble players, but also hitting a groovier sound that's more in keeping with the time of the material – pointing the way towards some of his sublime sides of the late 60s and early 70s with a subtle shift from swing to groove. You can hear that especially on some of the original tunes – like "Camel Walk", "Sig Ep", and "Tunin In" – and the album also features nice versions of Horace Silver's "Sister Sadie" and Horace Parlan's "Blues For JP". CD
(Out of print. Includes original US obi.)

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New Woody HermanJazz Swinger/Music For Tired Lovers ... CD
Collectables, 1954/1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
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New Woody HermanWoody's First Herd ... LP
V Disc/Dan (Japan), Mid 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice Japanese pressing of rare V-Disc material from Woody Herman! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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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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New Jimmy GiuffreFour Brothers Sound ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1958. Used ... $9.99
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
(Includes obi.)

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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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Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon At Monterey (Jimmy Witherspoon At The Monterey Jazz Festival) ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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
(Yellow label pressing.)

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VariousPacemakers – For Drive Time – Traffic Tempo Programming For On The Go Listeners (PM 213/214) ... LP
Sesac, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A sweet Sesac library collection – with work by Billy Taylor, Woody Herman, Mat Mathews, Elliot Lawrence, and Charlie Shavers! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pacemakers – For Drive Time – Traffic Tempo Programming For On The Go Listeners (PM 209/210) ... LP 23.99

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New ChaseChase ... LP
Epic, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut album from Chase – one of the hippest jazz rock combos of the 70s! The self-titled Chase album first burned onto the market in 1971 – and it's a great distillation of a groove that was bubbling around in various other segments at the time – some of the tighter big band rhythms of the late 60s, as you might find in the work of Maynard Ferguson or Woody Herman – mixed with the hipper rhythms from the rockish underground, particularly in the work of Blood Sweat & Tears or Chicago. Chase is a fair bit jazzier than both of those groups – as they often put the horns more upfront than the vocals – although most numbers do have some sort of vocals as well. Instrumentation is heavy on trumpets – which come together in blasting, blaring groove, even despite the smaller size of the combo – and Phil Porter lays down some great keyboard lines that really help some of the best tracks cook nicely. Titles include "Handbags & Gladrags", "Livin In Heat", "Open Up Wide", "Hello Groceries", "Boys & Girls Together", and "Invitation To A River". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chubby JacksonChubby Takes Over ... CD
Everest/Empire, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
Also available Chubby Takes Over ... LP 3.99

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New Nat Pierce, Dick Collins, Ralph Burns, & OthersNat Pierce, Dick Collins, Ralph Burns & The Herdsmen Play Paris/Nat Pierce-Dick Collins Nonet ... CD
Fantasy, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great assortment of tracks from these Woody Herman offshoots – one date recorded in Paris, the other back home in California! First up is The Herdsmen Play Paris – a set done overseas by a group that includes Ralph Burns on piano, Dick Collins on trumpet, Cy Touff on bass trumpet, Jerry Coker and Bill Perkins on tenor, Dick Hafer on alto, and rhythm from French players who include Henri Renaud on piano, Jimmy Gourley on guitar, and Jean Louis Viale on drums! There's an open, flowing quality to the work that's great – a bit more of a relaxed vibe than the Woody Herman sound, with lots of nice Parisian postwar touches in the way the tunes are put together. Titles include "The Gypsy", "Wet Back On The Left Bank", "Embarkation", "Just 40 Bars", "Pot Luck", and "Palm Cafe". The second half of the CD features material from the Nat Pierce/Dick Collins Nonet album on Fantasy – recorded earlier in 1954 at the Marine's Memorial Auditorium in San Francisco. The group's a nonet, with Pierce on piano, Collins on trumpet, Jerry Coker on tenor, Jack Nimitz on baritone, John Howell on trumpet, and Cy Touff on bass trumpet – that great low-toned instrument that really adds a nice bottom to this date. Titles include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Drop The Other Shoe", "Some of These Days", "Easy Living", "Blue Lester", and "The King". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Buck ClaytonHow Hi The Fi/Jumpin At The Woodside ... CD
Columbia/Collectables, 1954/1955. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two 50s classics from the undisputed master of the swing jazz jam session! First up is How Hi The Fi, a record that sounds like it should be something of a bachelor pad release from the title, but which is instead a good old fashioned, no holds barred, open-ended jazz session from trumpeter Buck Clayton! All tracks are nice and long – way more than usual for big label jazz at the time – and Clayton's trumpet is lineup alongside those of Joe Newman and Joe Thomas, plus other players who include Woody Herman on clarinet, Urbie Green and Benny Powell on trombones, Julian Dash and Al Cohn on tenor, Charlie Fowkes on baritone, Freddie Green on guitar, and Sir Charles Thompson on piano. Titles include "Moten Swing", "Sentimental Journey", "How Hi The Fi", and "Blue Moon". 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". CD
 
 
 



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