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Woody Herman

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Woody Herman

American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leaderadd

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (90%), (6%), New Hampshire (2%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Stan Getz

Linked to: Billboard, Capitol Records, Columbia Records, Decca Records




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Woody Herman was born in 1913 add something


Marjorie Hyams - Jack Siefert (Jacob William Siefert; born 1918), a lifelong friend of Woody Herman, introduced Hyams to Herman, who had already broken convention by hiring a female instrumentalist in 1941, Billie Rogers.


In 1931, he met Charlotte Neste, an aspiring actress; they married on September 27, 1936. add something


The first song recorded was "Wintertime Blues" on November 6, 1936. add something


In January 1937, George T. Simon closed a review of the band with the words: "This Herman outfit bears watching; not only because it's fun listening to in its present stages, but because its bound to reach even greater stages. add something


Johnny Bothwell - Bothwell played in Chicago in 1940 and moved to New York City, playing with Woody Herman and Sonny Dunham


Harry Babasin - He toured in the 1940s with Jimmy Joy, Bob Strong, Billie Rogers, Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, Boyd Raeburn, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Frank DeVol, and Jerry Gray


Flip Phillips - In the mid 1940s, Phillips was one of the anchors of the Woody Herman band, prior to going out on his own and prior to joining Jazz at the Philharmonic


Billy Bauer - He played with the Jerry Wald band and recorded with Carl Hoff and His Orchestra in 1941 before joining Woody Herman in 1944 as a member of the First Herd and in 1946 he played with Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden


These were arranged in 1942. add something


Chummy MacGregor - A noted songwriter and arranger, he wrote the songs "It Must Be Jelly " with the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1942, which was covered by Woody Herman in 1944 on Brunswick and as V-Disc 320B, and was recorded by Harry James, Frankie Ford, and Johnny Long; "Slumber Song" with Saul Tepper; "Doin' the Jive" written with Glenn Miller in 1937; "Moon Dreams" with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, which was arranged by Gil Evans and recorded by Miles Davis on his "Birth of the Cool" album; "Sold American" with Glenn Miller; "Sometime" with Glenn


Boyd Raeburn - Like the contemporaneous band of clarinetist Woody Herman, the Raeburn orchestra evolved from its simpler, more commercial beginnings to far more advanced and complex charts during the union-imposed recording ban that took effect in October 1942 and lasted about a year and a half


The first side Herman recorded was "Laura", the theme song of the 1944 movie of the same name. add something


Jo Stafford - Having previously discovered artists such as Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Woody Herman, Nidorf was impressed by Stafford's voice, and contacted her when he was demobilized in 1944


Ralph Burns - In 1944, he joined the Woody Herman band with members Neal Hefti, Bill Harris, Flip Phillips, Chubby Jackson and Dave Tough


Concord Music Group's website mentions these awards won by the various Woody Herman orchestras: "Voted best swing band in 1945 Down Beat poll; Silver Award by critics in 1946 and 1947 Esquire polls; won Metronome poll, band division, 1946 and 1953; won NARAS Grammy Award for Encore as best big band jazz album of 1963; won NARAS Grammy Award for Giant Steps as best big band jazz album of 1973. add something


In February 1945, the band started a contract with Columbia Records. add something


Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - In 1945, Woody Herman recorded the song with himself on vocals and an iconic trumpet solo by Sonny Berman


Joe Mondragon - He served in the Army during World War II, and joined Woody Herman's First Herd in 1946


In 1947, Herman organized the Second Herd. add something


Stan Getz - After playing for Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman, Getz was a soloist with Woody Herman from 1947 to 1949 in "The Second Herd", and he first gained wide attention as one of the band's saxophonists, who were known collectively as 'The Four Brothers', the others being Serge Chaloff, Zoot Sims and Herbie Steward


Urbie Green - In 1947, Green joined Gene Krupa's band and quickly moved up to Woody Herman's third "Thundering Herd" Big Band in 1950 to play with his brother, Jack


Gene Ammons - In 1949 Ammons replaced Stan Getz as a member of Woody Herman's Second Herd, and in 1950 formed a duet with Sonny Stitt


Ronnie Free - His recording credits date back to the 1950s, and has collaborated with several notable session musicians, including Mose Allison, Oscar Pettiford, pianist Sonny Clark, and Woody Herman


Willie Dennis - In the late 1950s Dennis returned to his big band roots, joining Buddy Rich in 1959 after stints with Benny Goodman, and Woody Herman


Ernie Royal - In the following 20 years he would work with Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Count_Basie, Duke Ellington, Wardell Gray, Stan Kenton and recording as a member of the Charles Mingus Octet, with Teo Macero, John Lewis and Kenny Clarke, among others, in 1953


Jay Migliori - He made his first recording in 1955, and soon joined up with Woody Herman's band


Wayne Andre - In 1955 he joined the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, and in 1956 played with Woody Herman


Irv Kluger - He played with Dave Pell in 1956, and with Benny Goodman and Woody Herman later in life, doing much freelance work through the 1960s and 1970s


John Bunch - He worked later in factories and insurance, but in 1956 moved to Los Angeles where he immediately was accepted by jazz musicians such as Georgie Auld and Jimmie Rowles, who later recommended him to Woody Herman


Major Holley - Upon his return to America he toured with Woody Herman in 1958 and with Al Cohn/Zoot Sims in 1959-60


Larry Muhoberac - He went on the road with Woody Herman at 20, and moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1959


Charlie Byrd - In 1959 the pair joined Woody Herman's band and toured Europe for 3 weeks as part of a State Department-sponsored "goodwill" tour


Bobby Shew - After leaving the Army, Shew joined Tommy Dorsey's band and played with the Woody Herman and the Buddy Rich Big Bands in the mid-to-late 1960s


Marvin Stamm - Following this he played with Stan Kenton's Mellophonium Orchestra from 1961 to 1963, and with Woody Herman from 1965 to 1966


Michael Moore (bassist) - He toured Africa and Europe with Woody Herman in 1966, and recorded with Dusko Goykovich while in Belgrade


By 1968, the Herman library came to be heavily influenced by rock and roll. add something


Mike Richmond (musician) - After lessons with Jimmy Garrison in the early 1970's he began performing with Chico Hamilton and Arnie Lawrence, working with Stan Getz, Jack DeJohnette, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Lee Konitz, Hubert Laws, Franco Ambrosetti, Dannie Richmond, Gil Evans, Art Farmer, Woody Herman, and George Gruntz


In 1974, Woody Herman's "Young Thundering Herd" appeared without their leader for Frank Sinatra's television special The Main Event and subsequent album, The Main Event – Live. add something


Lou Marini - He played on Frank Zappa's 1977 album "Zappa in New York", and has worked with a diverse range of artists such as Dionne Warwick, Maureen McGovern, Deodato, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Aerosmith, the Buddy Rich Big Band, and the Woody Herman Orchestra


Woody Herman signed a recording contract with Concord Records around 1980, now called the Concord Music Group. add something


David Finck - He played with Woody Herman in 1980-81 and moved to New York City, where he played with Joe Williams, Annie Ross, Mel Lewis, Al Cohn, Ernestine Anderson, Rosemary Clooney, Tom Harrell, Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, and Al Grey in the 1980s


In 1981, John S. Wilson warmly reviewed one of Herman's first Concord recordings "Woody Herman Presents a Concord Jam, Vol. I". add something


Roger Ingram - In 1985, Ingram joined the famous Woody Herman Orchestra as lead trumpet


Bill Moring - In 1985, he went on tour with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd


Woody Herman died in 1987 add something


Woody Herman was buried in a Catholic funeral, November 2, 1987 in West Hollywood, California add something


Frank Tiberi - He was hand-picked by Woody Herman shortly before Herman's death, to lead the band, and he has been doing it since 1987


David Shapiro (musician) - In 1997 they recorded the live album "Monk, Duke & Mingus" Shapiro played in recording sessions with Woody Herman , Danny D'Imperio , Joshua Breakstone , Howard Brofsky , and Michael Musillami


Jim Ferguson - Songs For Our Fathers, 2002, by the Robin Anderson Big Band, featuring Jim Ferguson and former members of the Count Basie and Woody Herman big bands.


A documentary film titled Woody Herman: Blue Flame- Portrait of a Jazz Legend was released on DVD in late 2012 by award winning jazz documentary filmmaker Graham Carter, owner of Jazzed Media, to salute Herman and his 100th birthday in May, 2013 add something