Knowledge Identifier: +Woody_Herman
Category: Music (655)
Born in 1913.
Countries: United States (90%), (6%), New Hampshire (2%)
Linked to: Billboard, Capitol Records, Columbia Records, Decca Records
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.
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
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.
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
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
Jay Migliori - He made his first recording in 1955, and soon joined up with Woody Herman's band
Major Holley - Upon his return to America he toured with Woody Herman in 1958 and with Al Cohn/Zoot Sims in 1959-60
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.
Roger Ingram - In 1985, Ingram joined the famous Woody Herman Orchestra as lead trumpet
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