Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd

Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd

Profile:
American Jazz ensemble, successor of Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd/Woody Herman And The Fourth Herd in September 1967.
Woody Herman reassembled his orchestras from the 1940's to the 1950's to different 'herds', which were continuously active, but which were different line-ups put together by the band leader. In the sixties, however, the naming of the herds was not so strict anymore, which caused several discussions in music history about the existence of the herds starting from 1956.
The first appearance of the expression 'Thundering Herd' was in 1961, when Columbia released a compilation of Woody's bands between 1945 and 1947 (First and Second herd stage). Later, in 1967, the Woody Herman herd underwent a renaming for the occasion of 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival in September. The recording of this performance was called 'The Thundering Herd' and was released on Verve records in 1968. It was, however, not a typical change of bands, but the renaming of the current Woody Herman Herd in this period. Starting from the early 1960's, the herds were hit by frequent exchange of musicians, mostly driven by financial backgrounds of the band members.
The expression 'Thundering Herd' was active in its pure form until the mid of the 1970's, starting from 1976, this name was modified, but not abandoned.
Members:
Al Porcino, Alan Broadbent, Alan Gauvin, Alan Read (3), Albert Dailey, Allen Vizzutti, Alphonso Johnson, Andy Laverne, Art Linsner, Arthur Harper, Bill Byrne, Bill Chase, Bill Pemberton, Bill Ross (2), Bill Stapleton, Bill Watrous, Birch Johnson, Bob Burgess, Brian O'Flaherty, Bruce Fowler (3), Bruce Johnstone, Buddy Powers, Carl Fontana, Carl Pruitt, Cecil Payne, Charles Davis, Chip Jackson, Curt Berg, Dale Kirkland, Dave Kennedy (3), Dave LaLama, Dave Ratajczak, Dave Stahl, David Finck, Dennis Dotson, Don Switzer, Donny Hathaway, Earl Hines, Ed Soph, Evan Diner, Forrest Buchtel, Frank Tiberi, Gary Anderson, Gary Grant, Gary Keller, Gary Pack, Gary Smulyan, Gene Perla, Gene Smith (3), Gene Smookler, Geoff Sharp, Gerald Chamberlain, Gil Rathel, Glenn Drewes, Gregory Herbert, Harold Danko, Harold Garrett, Harry Hall, Harry Kleintank, Henry Southall, Ira Nepus, Jack Arnold, Jack Ranelli, James Bossert, Jan Konopásek, Jay Anderson, Jay Sollenberger, Jeff Brillinger, Jeff Hamilton, Jim Daniels, Jim Powell, Jim Pugh, Jim Thomas (11), Joe Beck, Joe LaBarbera, Joe Lovano, Joe Romano (2), John Fedchock, John Hicks, John Ingliss, John Madrid, John Oddo, John Oslawski, John Riley (2), John Thomas (3), John Von Ohlen, Johnny Pacheco, Johnny Rae, Kenneth Nash, Larry Farrell, Larry Pyatt, Larry Shunk, Lotten Taylor, Luis Gasca, Marc Johnson (2), Mark Lewis (18), Marshall Thompson (2), Mel Wanzo, Michael Moore (2), Mick Goodrick, Mike Bloomfield, Mike Brignola, Morris Jennings, Nat Pavone, Neil Friel, Nelson Hatt, Nelson Hinds, Oliver Jackson, Pat Coil, Pat Martino, Paul McGinley, Pete Dalbis, Phil Upchurch, Ray Barretto, Richard Cooper (2), Richard Dollarhide, Richard Murphy (3), Richard Powell, Rick Stepton, Rigby Powell, Roger Neumann, Roger Newman, Ron Davis, Ron Paley, Ronnie Cuber, Russell George, Sal Marquez, Sal Nistico, Scott Wagstaff, Steve Harrow, Steve Kohlbacher, Steve Lederer, Thomas Porrello, Tim Burke (4), Tom Anastas, Tom Azzarello, Tom Boras, Tom Harrell, Tom Malone, Tom Nygaard, Tony Klatka, Vaughn Wiester, Vince Prudente, Walter J. Blanton, Wayne Darling, Woody Herman
Variations:
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Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd Discography Tracks

Albums

Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd Concerto For Herd (Album) Verve Records Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd With The Houston Symphony Orchestra* Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd With The Houston Symphony Orchestra* - Children Of Lima (Album) Fantasy US 1975 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd King Cobra (Album) Fantasy US 1976 Sell This Version
Richard Stoltzman & Woody Herman's Thundering Herd* Richard Stoltzman & Woody Herman's Thundering Herd* - Ebony (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1988 Sell This Version
15 775 Woody Herman And His Thundering Herd* Crown Royal(CD, Album) LaserLight Digital 15 775 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
HCD-274 Fatha Herman & His Thundering Herd* Fatha Herman And His Thundering Herd(CD, RE, RM) Hindsight Records (2) HCD-274 US 1999 Sell This Version
CD-0303 Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd Blues In The Night(CD, Album) Hitchcock Media CD-0303 US 1999 Sell This Version

Compilations

15 774 Woody Herman & His Thundering Herd* woody Herman & His Thundering Herd(CD, Album, Comp) LaserLight Digital 15 774 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Thundering Herd* Keep On Keepin' On: 1968-1970 (Comp) Chess, GRP US 1998 Sell This Version
EBCD 2146-2 Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd(CD, Comp) Jazz Band Records EBCD 2146-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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