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Woody HermanChildren Of Lima ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
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 light wear.)

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Woody HermanClassics In Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Very Good ... $6.99
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Woody HermanComplete Capitol Recordings Of Woody Herman (6CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Mosaic, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $149.99
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. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Features Sal Nistico on tenor, Carl Fontana on trombone, and Luis Gasca on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Woody HermanDouble Exposure ... LP
Chess/Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
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 and some seam splitting.)

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Woody HermanMoody Woody ... LP
Everest, 1959. Good+ ... $3.99
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 HermanSwing Low, Sweet Clarinet ... LP
Philips, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A sweet small group session from Woody Herman – with the man himself on clarinet, plus Nat Pierce on piano, Chuck Andrus on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has pieces of red tape and clear tape on the spine.)

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Woody HermanThree Herds ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Heavy red label pressing with deep groove –- in gorgeous shape!)

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Woody HermanWoody ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Very Good ... $0.99
The most obscure of Woody's albums for Cadet – and a bit different than the other two! The album still features one side of upbeat groovy tunes – recorded with Richard Evans in a style that's a mix of big band funk and Cadet Records soul – and which show Woody to be a lot hipper than anyone might have thought at the time – putting together some amazing arrangements of tunes that soar with great power, still very jazzy, but also filled with a youthful energy that's really great. Includes a great version of "How Can I Be Sure", plus cool originals like "Smiling Phases", "A Stone Called Person", and "Saccharine Sally". The difference here, though, is that some of the tunes also have some vocals by Woody – sounding pretty cool, actually, and almost spoken – and that one side of the record is dominated by a long version of "Blues In The Night", with a solo by Tom Harrell. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, heavy wear on the spine, a small split on the bottom seam, and some peeled spots at the bottom.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman & The Third Herd (10-inch) ... LP
MGM, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Woody HermanWoody Live – East & West ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
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
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a center split on the top seam, a small stain on one corner, and small tear on the bottom seam.)

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Woody Herman & Tito PuenteHerman's Heat & Puente's Beat! ... LP
Everest, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
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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✨✧ Woody HermanEarly Autumn ... LP
Verve, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Nice Verve package that collects material from Woodys's famous Third Herd and Four Brothers groups! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a small sticker from an old music store.)

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

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Thad Jones & Mel Lewis/Woody HermanThad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra/Woody Herman & His Swingin' Herd ... CD
Koch/Jazz Casual, 1963/1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
CD

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✨✧ Woody HermanKeeper Of The Flame – The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Four Brothers Band ... CD
Capitol, 1949. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ 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
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a sticker on one corner.)

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✨✧ Woody HermanMosaic Select (Woody Herman 1963/Woody Herman 1964/Encore/Swinging Herman Herd/Woody's Big Band Goodies) (3CD set) ... CD
Philips/Mosaic, Mid 60s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete Philips recordings of Woody Herman – a set that captures his ever-evolving big band at a very groovy point in their career! Although Herman's group first rose to fame in the 40s, they continued to always change things up to keep things fresh – and by the time of these 60s recordings, they'd hit a new sound and style that was really great – one that often seemed to have a bit more Basie bounce at the bottom, a really playful sense of hornplay, and some of the creative touches that always made Herman's band a great place for budding modernists. Most of this material has never been on CD before – and the albums sparkle with great contributions from players who include Dusko Goykovich on trumpet, Sal Nistico and Bobby Jones on tenor, Nat Pierce on piano, Nick Brignola on baritone, and Herman himself on clarinet and alto. Woody sings a bit on some tracks as does Joe Carroll on one session – and the 3CD package features 44 tracks in all – the albums Woody Herman 1963, Woody Herman 1964, Encore, Woody's Big Band Goodies, and Swinging Herman Herd Recorded Live. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Woody HermanWoody Herman Presents Vol 2 – Four Others ... CD
Concord, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Woody HermanFeelin So Blue ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a peeled spot, a promo sticker on the front.)
 
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ChaseChase ... LP
Epic, 1971. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Dick Collins & Runaway HerdHorn of Plenty ... LP
RCA, 1954. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
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 ... $4.99
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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✨✧ HerdsmenHerdsmen Play Paris ... LP
Fantasy, 1954. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A classic from The Herdsmen – a smaller group of players who'd all worked with Woody Herman – all of them budding modernists in their own right! The ensemble here includes Ralph Burns on piano, Dick Collins on trumpet, Cy Touff on bass trumpet, Jerry Coker and Bill Perkins on tenor, and Dick Hafer on alto – plus 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy green vinyl pressing! Cover has some black tape on bottom seam, and clear on top – but overall still a very nice copy.)

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Phil SunkelEvery Morning I Listen To Phil Sunkel's Jazz Band ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
The set features a tight brace of three trumpets in the lead, alongside trombone, alto, tenor, and baritone – almost an extension of the sounds crafted at the tail end of the swing years, but with some nice modernist inflections too – somewhere in a space between Woody Herman and Stan Kenton, with lots of nice hues and tones in the horns. Original titles on that session include "Train Ride", "The Animal Man", "Every Mornin", "Old Wives Tales", "Jack's Theme", and "Joe The Architect". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is lightly stained and wrinkled on back.)

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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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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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Jimmy WitherspoonJimmy Witherspoon At Monterey (Jimmy Witherspoon At The Monterey Jazz Festival) ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Very Good+ ... $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. Cover has a light stain with wrinkles along the opening.)

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✨✧ Stan KentonKenton '76 ... LP
Creative World, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Chubby JacksonOoh What An Outfit – New York 1949 ... CD
Uptown, 1949. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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