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Jazz Icons: Woody Herman Live In '64 (2009)

Posted By: RSU75
Jazz Icons: Woody Herman Live In '64 (2009)

Jazz Icons: Woody Herman Live In '64 (2009)
DVD Video | 0hr 57mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 4.02 Gb
English: LinearPCM, 2 ch | Subtitles: None
Genre: Documentary, Music, Jazz

Jazz Icons: Woody Herman features a blistering one-hour concert from 1964 showcasing one of the very hottest line-ups of the “Swinging Herd,” including trumpeter Bill Chase, trombonist Phil Wilson and the amazing saxophonist Sal Nistico on the front line, as well as drummer Jake Hanna, bassist Chuck Andrus and pianist-arranger Nat Pierce in the rhythm section.

Jazz Icons: Woody Herman Live In '64 (2009)

Posted By: RSU75
Jazz Icons: Woody Herman Live In '64 (2009)

Jazz Icons: Woody Herman Live In '64 (2009)
DVDRip | MKV | AVC 720x480, ~ 1.7 Mbps | 0hr 57mn | 788 MB
English: AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps | Subtitles: None
Genre: Documentary, Music, Jazz

Jazz Icons: Woody Herman features a blistering one-hour concert from 1964 showcasing one of the very hottest line-ups of the “Swinging Herd,” including trumpeter Bill Chase, trombonist Phil Wilson and the amazing saxophonist Sal Nistico on the front line, as well as drummer Jake Hanna, bassist Chuck Andrus and pianist-arranger Nat Pierce in the rhythm section.

Woody Herman and His Big Band - 50th Anniversary Tour (1986)

Posted By: gribovar
Woody Herman and His Big Band - 50th Anniversary Tour (1986)

Woody Herman and His Big Band - 50th Anniversary Tour (1986)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 300 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 114 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4302)

This set, which is the best of the Woody Herman Orchestra's Concord recordings, celebrates his 50th year as a bandleader, quite an accomplishment. No guest stars are needed for this set, which shows just how strong a big band he still had. With tenor-saxophonist Frank Tiberi gradually taking over leadership duties (today he leads the ghost Woody Herman Orchestra) and trombonist John Fedchock contributing the arrangements, the band was in fine shape even if the leader was aging. Whether it be "It Don't Mean a Thing," John Coltrane's "Central Park West" (a great arrangement) or Don Grolnick's "Pools," every selection is excellent.

Maxwell Davis - A Tribute to the Big Bands: Lionel Hampton & Woody Herman (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Maxwell Davis - A Tribute to the Big Bands: Lionel Hampton & Woody Herman (2021)

Maxwell Davis - A Tribute to the Big Bands: Lionel Hampton & Woody Herman (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 324 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | 00:57:40
Jazz, Big Band | Label: Fresh Sound Records

With signs of a resurgence of interest in big bands in the late 1950s, Maxwell Davis came up with the idea of producing a series of albums for Crown Records recorded in the finest stereophonic sound, in a tribute to such legendary bandleaders as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among others. For this purpose, he wrote all new arrangements and reimagined and conducted a number of tribute bands to perform the music with the signature spirit that made their original leaders famous. The personnel for each album consisted primarily of prominent members and soloists who performed with the original bands, with additional valuable contributions from some of the best jazz musicians working in the Hollywood and New York studios.

Woody Herman and His Orchestra - 1939 (2000)

Posted By: gribovar
Woody Herman and His Orchestra - 1939 (2000)

Woody Herman and His Orchestra - 1939 (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 168 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1128)

Woody Herman had a breakthrough during the period of time covered by Classics' third Herman CD. The Apr. 12, 1939, session yielded "Woodchopper's Ball," Herman's first hit, and it also featured "Dallas Blues," "Blues Downstairs," and "Blues Upstairs." From then on, Herman's first group would be known as "The Band That Plays the Blues." Other highlights of this enjoyable CD include four titles featuring singer Connie Boswell, the Andrews Sisters guesting on "Begin the Beguine," some vocals by Mary Ann McCall, and the tracks "The Sheik of Araby" and "Farewell Blues." Despite the lack of any major soloists (beyond the leader), things were definitely looking up by August 1939 for Herman.

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

Posted By: Designol
VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994

VA - Jazz Juice #1 (1985) Complied by Gilles Peterson, Expanded Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Beechwood Music, Street Sounds | # SOUNDSCD2 | Time: 00:57:45
Bop, Swing, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz

Compiled by the man largely responsible for the 'acid jazz' movement [a tongue in cheek answer to 'acid house'!], Jazz Juice was Gilles Peterson's first series of compilations made when he was still in his early twenties. The selections across these eight volumes were lovingly compiled and came to represent what was to be a resurgence of interest in all things 'cool' in jazz in the eighties, when jazz was brought to the club dancefloors via DJ sets for the first time and lost Afro-Cuban & Latin Jazz, rare grooves and Blue Note releases were keenly revived. Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Sergio Mendes, Jon Hendricks, Marcos Valle, Woody Herman, Dave Brubeck, and more..

Woody Herman - The Fourth Herd & The New World of Woody Herman (1995) [MFSL, UDCD 630] Re-up

Posted By: v3122
Woody Herman - The Fourth Herd & The New World of Woody Herman (1995) [MFSL, UDCD 630] Re-up

Woody Herman - The Fourth Herd & The New World of Woody Herman (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 630 | ~ 464 or 176 Mb | Scans
Jazz, Big Band

This CD is quite a bit different than most audiophile releases for it contains rare rather than famous recordings. 1959's The Fourth Herd (which features an all-star group of studio musicians and Woody Herman alumni along with his octet of the time) was only put out briefly by Jazzland while the music on 1962's The New World of Woody Herman was never available commercially before; both were originally cut for the SESAC Transcribed Library and were available only to selected radio stations on a subscription basis…

Woody Herman - Memorial: The 40th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert [Recorded 1976] (1988)

Posted By: gribovar
Woody Herman - Memorial: The 40th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert [Recorded 1976] (1988)

Woody Herman - Memorial: The 40th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert [Recorded 1976] (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 424 MB | Covers (19 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG Music/Bluebird (ND86878)

To celebrate his 40th anniversary as a bandleader, Herman had a celebrated concert at Carnegie Hall. For the first half of the program he welcomed back many of his alumni including such veterans as tenors Flip Phillips, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Giuffre and Al Cohn, the Candoli brothers, trombonist Phil Wilson and singer Mary Ann McCall. Overall, the concert served as a loving tribute to a major jazz figure. The only major flaw was Herman's tendency to call out soloist's names before they finished playing, pretty much ruining this version of "Four Brothers." It was originally available as a two-LP set although the first half has since been reissued on this CD.

Rosemary Clooney & Woody Herman - My Buddy (1983)

Posted By: gribovar
Rosemary Clooney & Woody Herman - My Buddy (1983)

Rosemary Clooney & Woody Herman - My Buddy (1983)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 226 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 82 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Concord Jazz (CCD-4226)

Fine '83 collaboration between Rosemary Clooney and the Woody Herman big band, although Herman is nearing the end of his great career. Excellent arrangements, steadfast vocals, and the usual tidy, though careful, Concord production and engineering.

Woody Herman - At Carnegie Hall, 1946 (1999)

Posted By: gribovar
Woody Herman - At Carnegie Hall, 1946 (1999)

Woody Herman - At Carnegie Hall, 1946 (1999)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 279 MB | Covers - 171 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (559 833-2)

While this fine double album is great to listen to, its real value is as a historical document. Bringing together the known recordings from a 1946 performance of Woody Herman and the Herd at Carnegie Hall (some of which have never been released, others of which were previously scattered across two albums), this album marks several important moments in the history of Herman's music and jazz in general. At the time of this performance, Carnegie Hall was still the exclusive bastion of classical music - though Herman's band had already played there, this performance still marked one of the first jazz concerts to be performed at the famed New York venue…