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Woody HermanAt Carnegie Hall 1946 Vol 1 ... LP LP format
MGM, 1946. Very Good ... $1.99
A smoking version of the Herd – with Red Norvo on vibes, Flip Phillips on tenor, Bill Harris on trombone, Pete Candoli on trumpet, and Chubby Jackson on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, with deep groove. Side 2 has marks that click a bit on tracks one and two. Cover has a couple of light stains and some marker on the back.)

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Woody HermanBlowin' Up A Storm (Pickwick) ... CD CD format
Pickwick, 1940s. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanBlue Prelude (10 inch LP) ... LP LP format
Coral, 1950. Very Good ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bit of aging, and a couple of small stains.)

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Woody HermanCool One ... CD CD format
Hindsight, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $5.99

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Woody HermanCrazy Rhythm ... CD CD format
Dunhill, 1958. Used ... $2.99
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanHerd Rides Again In Stereo ... CD CD format
Evidence, 1958. Used ... $4.99
(Please note that there is a sticker on the booket cover & also some writing in pen.)

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New Woody HermanHerd Rides Again In Stereo ... LP LP format
Everest, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Woody HermanJazz The Utmost ... LP LP format
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
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 bit of splitting on the top seam and some light stains.)

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Woody HermanOne Night Stand ... CD CD format
Choice/Candid (UK), 1951. Used ... $6.99

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Woody HermanRaven Speaks ... LP LP format
Fantasy, 1972. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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

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Woody HermanThundering Herd ... CD CD format
Fantasy/OJC, 1974. Used ... $7.99
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 1945–1947 ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1940s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Woody HermanWoody Herman & His Big Band In Poland ... LP LP format
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A rare one from Woody Herman – recorded during his 70s electric years, with keyboards by Lyle Mays – on tunes that include "Jazzman", "Where Is The Love", "Reunion At Newport", and a version of Chick Corea's "La Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot and remnants from clear tape at the bottom.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman & His Orchestra 1956 ... CD CD format
Storyville (Denmark), 1956. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman 1964 ... LP LP format
Philips, 1964. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Titles include "The Strut", "My Wish", "Taste Of Honey", "Jazz Hoot", "Hallelujah Time", and "After You've Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman Live Featuring Bill Harris Vol 2 – Omaha Nebraska – June 7 1957 ... CD CD format
Status (UK), 1957. Used ... $1.99

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Woody HermanWoody Herman Presents Vol 2 – Four Others ... CD CD format
Concord, 1982. Used ... $9.99
(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 LP format
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good ... $3.99
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 HermanWoody Herman's Greatest Hits ... LP LP format
Columbia, Late 40s. Near Mint- ... $0.49
LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody Herman & The Swingin HerdBlues Groove ... LP LP format
Capitol, 1956. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some wear, and some splitting.)
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Dick Collins & Runaway HerdHorn of Plenty ... LP LP format
RCA, 1954. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
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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Four Brothers (Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, etc)Together Again ... CD CD format
RCA, 1957. Used ... $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". CD

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Bill HarrisComplete 50s Sessions (Bill Harris & Friends/Ex-Hermanites/Bill Harris Herd) ... CD CD format
Lonehill (Spain), 1946/1952/1957. Used 2CDs ... $19.99
The only 3 albums ever cut as a leader by trombonist Bill Harris – a player who first rose to fame in the Woody Herman group of the early 50s, but who was also a heck of a great leader on his own! Like other Hermanites, Harris here displays an amazing talent for both tightness of group formation and respect of solo space – a style that allows for some bold head arrangements on most tunes, but also really makes the best of solo voices from players who include Ben Webster on tenor, Terry Gibbbs on vibes, Lou Levy on piano, and Harris himself on trombone. Most of the tunes are standards, but arranged in a manner that's quite fresh – another Hermanite touch – and the 2CD package features 7 tracks from Bill Harris & Friends (with Ben Webster), 8 more from Bill Harris & The Ex-Hermanites (with Gibbs, Lou Levy, and a bit of vocals), and 12 from The Bill Harris Herd, which features four trombones and four saxes, in Hermanite formation. CD also features one 1946 track recorded with Ralph Burns – making for a total of 28 tracks that include "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Laura", "Apple Honey", "Just One More Chance", "I Surrender Dear", "Your Father's Moustache", "Lemon Drop", "Early Autumn", "Bill Not Phil", "You're Blase", "Jive At Five", "Tutti Frutti", "Sue Loves Mable", and "Introspection". CD

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Bill HarrisEx-Hermanites ... CD CD format
Mode/VSOP, 1957. Used ... $9.99
Trombonist Bill 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chubby JacksonOoh What An Outfit – New York 1949 ... CD CD format
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 ChaseChase ... LP LP format
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
(Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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New Al Cohn/Bill Perkins/Richie KamucaBrothers! (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
RCA/Essential Jazz (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". CD

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New Jimmy GiuffreFour Brothers Sound ... LP LP format
Atlantic, Late 50s. Used ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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New Chubby JacksonChubby Takes Over ... CD CD format
Everest/Empire, 1958. Used ... 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