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Woody Herman

Woody Herman
Born: May 16, 1913 in Milwaukee, WI
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Died: Oct 29, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Jazz, Classical
Biography: A fine swing clarinetist, an altoist whose sound was influenced by Johnny Hodges, a good soprano saxophonist, and a spirited blues vocalist, Woody Herman's greatest significance to jazz was as the leader of a long line of big bands. He always encouraged young talent and, more than practically any bandleader ...Read full biography
Live at Monterey
Released: 1960
Label: Atlantic
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At the 1959 Monterey Jazz Festival, Woody Herman headed an all-star orchestra that served as the house band for the weekend in addition to performing its own sets. The lineup is quite remarkable, including ...Read full review
The Three Herds
Released: 1954
Label: Columbia
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