Woody Herman

Woody Herman

Real Name:
Woodrow Charles Thomas Herman
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American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader, born 16 May 1913 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - died 29 October 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Starting in high school, he was playing saxophone and clarinet in the Myron Stewart Band in Milwaukee. He switched to the band of violinist Joey Lichter, where he was vocalist ans soloist. His first jazz encounter as active musician was joining Tom Gerun & Orchestra, where he played for four years. Later, he played for Harry Sosnik and Gus Arnheim, before he finally reached the orchestra of Isham Jones. When the latter decided to retire in 1936, Herman was the core of the 'hot' fraction of the disbanded orchestra. Together with 8 other musicians of this band, he founded his own orchestra Woody Herman And His Orchestra, which became legendary as a source of jazz talents over decades. He stayed faithful to his orchestra until the end of his life.
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Woody Herman Discography

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none Woody Herman Untitled(Vinyl, 16", Transcription) War And Navy Departments none US 1945 Sell This Version
C-147 Woody Herman Eight Shades Of Blue(4xShellac, 10", Album) Columbia C-147 US 1947 Sell This Version
Buck Clayton Featuring Woody Herman Buck Clayton Featuring Woody Herman - How Hi The Fi Columbia US 1954 Sell This Version
CL-6326 Buck Clayton, Woody Herman Buck Clayton, Woody Herman - How Hi the Fi and Blue Moon: A Buck Clayton Jam Session Featuring Woody Herman(10", MiniAlbum, Mono) Columbia CL-6326 US 1954 Sell This Version
Woody Herman With Erroll Garner Woody Herman With Erroll Garner - Music For Tired Lovers (Album, EP) Columbia US 1955 Sell This Version
Woody Herman Songs For Hip Lovers (Album) Verve Records UK 1957 Sell This Version
MGV-2030, MG V-2030 Woody Herman Early Autumn(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records, Verve Records MGV-2030, MG V-2030 US 1957 Sell This Version
Herman* & Puente* Herman* & Puente* - Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat ! (Album) Everest US 1958 Sell This Version
Woody Herman The Herd Rides Again (Album) Everest UK 1958 Sell This Version
N-3101/02 Woody Herman The Fourth Herd(LP, Album) Sesac Recordings N-3101/02 US 1959 Sell This Version
Woody Herman Featuring Nat Adderley, Zoot Sims, Eddie Costa Woody Herman Featuring Nat Adderley, Zoot Sims, Eddie Costa - The Fourth Herd (Album) Jazzland UK 1960 Sell This Version
Woody Herman The New Swingin' Herman Herd (Album, Comp) Crown Records (2) US 1960 Sell This Version
Woody Herman Encore (Album) Philips US 1963 Sell This Version
BPG 62160 Woody Herman The Thundering Herds Volume Three(LP) CBS BPG 62160 UK 1963 Sell This Version
MG V-2096 Woody Herman, Frank De Vol And His Orchestra Woody Herman, Frank De Vol And His Orchestra - Love Is The Sweetest Thing -- Sometimes(LP, Mono) Verve Records MG V-2096 US 1963 Sell This Version
G 410-A Woody Herman The Progressive Big Band Jazz Of Woody Herman(LP, 963) American Recording Society G 410-A US 1963 Sell This Version
Woody Herman The Swinging Herman Herd-Recorded Live (Album) Philips US 1964 Sell This Version
Woody Herman Woody Herman: 1964 (Album) Philips, Philips UK 1964 Sell This Version
Woody Herman Woody Herman (Album) Metro Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
Woody Herman Woody's Big Band Goodies (Album) Philips UK 1965 Sell This Version
Woody Herman Woody's Winners (Album) Columbia Japan 1965 Sell This Version
Woody Herman The First Herd At Carnegie Hall (Comp) VSP Germany 1966 Sell This Version
Charlie Byrd & Woody Herman Charlie Byrd & Woody Herman - The Byrd & The Herd Pickwick/33 Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Woody Herman My Kind Of Jolson CBS UK 1966 Sell This Version
Woody Herman Light My Fire (Album) Cadet Records, Cadet Records Germany 1969 Sell This Version