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Woody HermanBlue Prelude (10 inch LP) ... LP
Coral, 1950. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bit of aging, and a couple of small stains.)

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Woody HermanClassics In Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Very Good ... $11.99
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Woody HermanComplete Capitol Recordings Of Woody Herman (6CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Mosaic, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $199.99
Great material from both the 78rpm and LP generation! CD
(Out of print. Box and book are in great shape!)

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✨✧ Woody HermanConcerto For Herd – Woody Herman & The Thundering Herd At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Features Sal Nistico on tenor, Carl Fontana on trombone, and Luis Gasca on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody HermanHeavy Exposure ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Very Good- ... $1.99
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. Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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Woody HermanHerd Rides Again In Stereo ... CD
Evidence, 1958. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Please note that there is a sticker on the booket cover & also some writing in pen.)

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✨✧ Woody HermanHey! Heard The Herd? ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Surprisingly groovy stuff from Woody Herman and (as the title implies) his updated version of the Herd. Unlike other swing-era bandleaders, Herman was not one to sit still – and as the 60s approached, he was continually updating his sound – as on the funky records he made later for Chess, or on the ones that used cool electronics that he did for Fantasy. This one's got a lot of short groovy tracks with a hard swing to them – and although some cuts do have a more traditional sound, there's other with a very nice 60s feel. Titles include "Marakeesh", "Men From Mars", "Celestial Blues", "Wooftie", and "Mambo the Most". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Woody HermanJazz Swinger/Music For Tired Lovers ... CD
Collectables, 1954/1966. Used ... $6.99
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Woody HermanMoody Woody ... LP
Everest, 1959. Good+ ... $5.99
Woody Herman plays Ralph Burns' 4 part suite "Summer Sequence" with his orchestra and Charlie Byrd soloing on guitar. There's also a few other shorter tracks, like "Bamba Samba" and "Prelude Ala Cha Cha" with a lighter feel, but as the title says, it's pretty moody Woody. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has moderate wear.)

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Woody HermanNew Thundering Herd – 40th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
RCA, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
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 promo stamp.)

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Woody HermanOne Night Stand ... CD
Choice/Candid (UK), 1951. Used ... $2.99
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Woody HermanThundering Herd ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1974. Used ... $3.99
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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Woody HermanThundering Herds (3LP set) ... LP
Columbia, Late 40s. Near Mint- 3LPs ... $12.99
A great little box set – one that brings together a wealth of material from the years 1945 to 1947 – recorded by various "Herds" led by Herman, some of his most famous and groundbreaking work of the time. Arrangements are by Ralph Burns, Shorty Rogers, and Neal Hefti. Players include Rogers, Red Norvo, Stan Getz, Flip Phillips, Conte Candoli, Bill Harris, Chubby Jackson, and others. And vocals are by Frances Wayne, Mary Ann McCall, and Herman himself. Tracks include "Bijou", "The Good Earth", "Laura", "Caldonia", "Goosey Gander", "Northwest Passage", "Wild Root", "Steps", "Fan It", "Lady McGowan's Dream", "Non Alcoholic", "Keen & Peachy", and "The Goof & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye pressing, including the booklet.)

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Woody HermanThundering Herds 1945 to 1947 ... CD
Columbia, 1940s. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Thundering Herds 1945–1947 ... LP 0.99

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Woody HermanThundering Herds 1945–1947 ... LP
Columbia, 1940s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Also available Thundering Herds 1945 to 1947 ... CD 1.99

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Woody HermanTwelve Shades Of Blue ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(6 Eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has notes in pen on back.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman & The Third Herd (10-inch) ... LP
MGM, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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Woody HermanWoody Herman Presents Vol 2 – Four Others ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print, please note that there is some staining on the traycard artwork.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman's Big New Herd At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good ... $0.99
Proof that Woody Herman kept on burning hard, long after the 40s – continuing to work in great new modes, with the best players he could find! There's a touch of 60s grooviness to the record – mixed with some older California modes – and the lineup features massive tenor work from Zoot Sims, Bill Perkins, and Richie Kamuca – all of whom really know how to soar out of the larger group when needed, yet come together with that tightness that made Herman famous, back in the day! More modern touches come from Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, and Charlie Byrd on guitar – adding a nice dimension not always heard with the earlier Herman group. The live setting allows for some sweet longer numbers with more solo space – like "Monterey Apple Tree" and "Like Some Blues Man" – as well as some shorter tight numbers in the band's ensemble style – like "The Magpie", "Skoobeedoobee", and a reading of "Four Brothers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, with the Long Playing Unbreakable logo and deep groove. Cover has a spot of tape in one corner, a small split on the bottom seam, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Woody Herman & Tito PuenteHerman's Heat & Puente's Beat! ... LP
Everest, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
A great little meeting of Latin and jazz players – an oft-overlooked album in Puente's catalog of the time! The album features Woody leading a small group of jazz players – including Al Cohn, Paul Quinichette, Billy Byers, and Nick Travis – with extra timbales by Puente and congas by Ray Barretto – and the overall approach is light but tight, with more of a straight jazz component than you'd find on most of Tito's records from the time, but also a wonderfully driven groove that still keeps the rhythms mostly on the Latin end of things! Titles include "Cha Cha Chick", "Tito Meets Woody", "Pillar To Post", "Midnight Sun", "Blue Station", "Mambo Herd", and "Balu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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Dick Collins & Runaway HerdHorn of Plenty ... LP
RCA, 1954. Near Mint- 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 and wear on the back.)

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Four Brothers (Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, etc)Together Again (French pressing) ... LP
Vik/RCA (France), 1957. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
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
(Cover has a small stain on one corner.)

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Terry Gibbs & Bill HarrisWoodchoppers' Ball (aka Ex-Hermanites) ... LP
Mode/Premier, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
A repackaging of the album Ex Hermanites – originally issued with Bill Harris as a leader! On the set, trombonist Harris leads a quintet of "Ex Hermanites" – that is, players who used to work, like Bill, in the group of Woody Herman – and who are stepping out here on their own in a swinging batch of small group numbers! The origin of and setting for the players is no accident – as Herman's group of the era was such a hotbed of musical activity that it was a key force in jazz for players getting together and trying out ideas of their own. Harris himself is a great guiding force on the set – blowing with a style that's fluidly soulful, and warmly spontaneous – accompanied by Terry Gibbs on vibes, Lou Levy on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – the latter 3 of whom make one heck of a great rhythm section! Titles include "Everywhere", "Apple Honey", "Lemon Drop", "Early Autumn", "Blue Flame", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chubby JacksonOoh What An Outfit – New York 1949 ... CD
Uptown, 1949. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 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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✨✧ Stan KentonKenton '76 ... LP
Creative World, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Like some of the better bandleaders of earlier years, Stan Kenton hit the 70s with a keen ear for younger talents and fresher sounds – and although his fame at the time was waning, the quality of his work really seemed to be taking off! This set's one of Stan's best from the period – a batch of warmly-grooving numbers that stretch out in a completely different way than earlier work – almost soul jazz at times, with a good blend of rhythms that soar with some of the changes that were showing up in Woody Herman's work of the time. The record's got a great jazz dance number called "Samba De Haps", with solo work by a young Tim Hagans – plus a nice soaring tune called "Time For A Change", and the tracks "Tiburon", "Decoupage", and "A Smith Named Greg". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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John La PortaTheme & Variations (Conceptions plus previously unreleased material) ... CD
Fantasy, Late 50s. Used ... $2.99
Pretty amazing work from one of the greatest under-rated talents of 50s modern jazz! John LaPorta was a brilliant multi-instrumentalist who's probably best known for his work with Mingus in the mid 50s Jazz Workshop years, and for his earlier sides with Woody Herman – but it's on records under his own name that LaPorta really begins to shine. This great set features 14 tracks that were recorded in the 50s, but never issued before – and 9 more that were from the album Conceptions, issued briefly in the 50s by Fantasy Records. The first 14 tracks form a long suite of jazz-based compositions, handled with a modernist chamber-type approach – and based around some really great solo work on trumpet, baritone, tenor, and bass. The feel is almost like a 50s jazz soundtrack – with lots of moody moments paired with others that break out in a stronger swinging groove. The remaining tracks are equally nice – in a similar style, and showing LaPorta as a composer who could have handled just about any ambitious jazz project of the time. Titles include "Forward Motion", "Jazz Canon", "Images", "Lucidity", "Little Fantasy", "Ferme LaPorta", "En Rapport", and "Triplets You Say". CD

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✨✧ Lucky Thompson & Barney WilenFour Brothers ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy ... $19.99
A great recasting of the older four brothers jazz modes – that four horn chorus and solo format first created by Woody Herman with Stan Getz – given a much more modern twist here by a top-shelf lineup of players! The group has the American genius Lucky Thompson on soprano and tenor – joined by European heavyweights Barney Wilen on soprano and tenor, Bent Jaedig on tenor, and Helmut Brandt on baritone – all coming together in this way that really recognizes the changes in jazz since the format was first developed – with strong echoes of both west coast modern and soulful hardbop, depending on the tune. Rhythm is from a quartet that features Roland Kovac on piano, Larry Atwell on guitar, Jurgen Ehlers on bass, and Rudy Pronk on drums – and the music comes from a never-issued studio performance in 1960. Titles include "Iris", "Dusseldorf Sud", "Have A Light", "Why Weep", "This Here", "Jahrgang", and "The Mysterioso Mr X". CD
Also available Four Brothers ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Lucky Thompson & Barney WilenFour Brothers ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A great recasting of the older four brothers jazz modes – that four horn chorus and solo format first created by Woody Herman with Stan Getz – given a much more modern twist here by a top-shelf lineup of players! The group has the American genius Lucky Thompson on soprano and tenor – joined by European heavyweights Barney Wilen on soprano and tenor, Bent Jaedig on tenor, and Helmut Brandt on baritone – all coming together in this way that really recognizes the changes in jazz since the format was first developed – with strong echoes of both west coast modern and soulful hardbop, depending on the tune. Rhythm is from a quartet that features Roland Kovac on piano, Larry Atwell on guitar, Jurgen Ehlers on bass, and Rudy Pronk on drums – and the music comes from a never-issued studio performance in 1960. Titles include "Iris", "Dusseldorf Sud", "Have A Light", "Why Weep", "This Here", "Jahrgang", and "The Mysterioso Mr X". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Four Brothers ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ 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
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear and a small initials in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Witherspoon & Others1959 Monterey Jazz Festival (aka Jimmy Witherspoon At Monterey) ... LP
Hi Fi/Everest, 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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