Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Woody Herman And His Orchestra

Profile:
American jazz orchestra and big band. From the 1940's, the expression 'The Herd' was used in variable context, which was always a synonym for Woody Herman's orchestra or big band.

Woody Herman inherited the Isham Jones Orchestra in New York City in 1936. The history of the following band evolution can be structured in the following way:

1936 - 1944: The Band That Plays The Blues
1944 - 1946: Woody Herman & The Herd
1947 - 1950: Woody Herman & The Second Herd
1950 - Sep 1955: Woody Herman And His Third Herd
Sep 1955 - Dec 1955: Woody Herman And His Octet/Woody Herman And The Las Vegas Herd
1956 - March 1959: Woody Herman And His Third Herd
Dec 1958 - Feb 1959: Woody Herman Sextet
April 1959: Woody Herman's Anglo-American Herd
Oct 1959: Woody Herman's Big New Herd
June 1959 - Aug 1967: Woody Herman And The Fourth Herd/Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd

Further bands were defined by recording:
1967 - 1981: Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd (coexistence)
1973 - 1979: Woody Herman & The Young Thundering Herd (coexistence)
1977: Woody Herman & The New Thundering Herd (coexistence)
1978: Woody Herman Band (coexistence)
1977 - 1987 The Woody Herman Big Band (coexistence)

Post mortem:
1987ff: The Woody Herman Orchestra

Besides this rough timeline, there were several spin-offs and reincarnations of other bands and herds, which do make the timeline in fact more complicated.
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Members:
Abe Rosen, Al Belletto, Al Cohn, Al De Risi, Al Esposito (2), Al Forte, Al Gibbons, Al Hendrickson, Al Mastren, Al Plank, Al Porcino, Al Puccin, Al Stewart (3), Alan Broadbent, Alan Gauvin, Alan Read (3), Albert Dailey, Alex Cirin, Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Allan Jones (5), Allen Eager, Allen Vizzutti, Alphonso Johnson, Andrew McGhee, Andy Laverne, Andy Peele, Andy Pino, Anita O'Day, Archie Martin, Arno Marsh, Art Linsner, Art Mardigan, Art Pirie, Arthur Harper, Babe Russin, Barry Galbraith, Bart Varsalona, Ben Webster, Benny Stabler, Bernie Glow, Bernie Privin, Bill Berry, Bill Byrne, Bill Castagnino, Bill Chase, Bill Harris, Bill Hood, Bill Horan, Bill Pemberton, Bill Perkins, Bill Potts, Bill Ross (2), Bill Shine, Bill Smiley, Bill Stapleton, Bill Trujillo, Bill Vitale (2), Bill Watrous, Billie Rogers (2), Billy Bauer, Billy Byers, Billy Eckstine, Billy Hunt (2), Billy May, Billy Mitchell, Billy Robbins (2), Billy Usselton, Birch Johnson, Bo Boyd, Bob Belden, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Burgess, Bob Cooper, Bob Daugherty, Bob Graf, Bob Jenkins (4), Bob Lawson, Bob Newman (3), Bob Peck (2), Bob Pierson, Bob Price, Bob Rudolph, Bob Stroup, Bob Swift, Bob Wise, Bobby Clark (2), Bobby Guyer, Bobby Jones (2), Bobby Lamb, Bobby Shew, Bobby Styles, Brad Williams (2), Brian O'Flaherty, Bruce Fowler (3), Bruce Johnstone, Bruce Squires, Bruce Wilkins, Bud Smith (2), Budd Johnson, Buddy Childers, Buddy Clark, Buddy Powers, Buddy Rich, Buddy Savitt, Buddy Wise, Burt Collins, Byron Stripling, Candido, Cappy Lewis, Carl Fontana, Carl Pruitt, Carl Warwick, Carmen Leggio, Carolyn Grey, Cecil Payne, Charles Davis, Charles Frankhauser, Charlie Byrd, Charlie DiMaggio, Charlie Henry (3), Charlie Parker, Charlie Shavers, Charlie Walp, Chet Ferretti, Chick Reeves, Chip Jackson, Chris Griffin (3), Chubby Jackson, Chuck Andrus, Chuck Flores, Chuck Gentry, Chuck Peterson, Chuck Wayne, Clarence Willard, Cliff Leeman, Connie Boswell, Conrad Gozzo, Conte Candoli, Curt Berg, Cy Touff, Dale Kirkland, Dan Fornero, Danny Bank, Danny Nolan, Danny Stiles, Dave Carpenter, Dave Gale, Dave Kennedy (3), Dave LaLama, Dave Larocca, Dave Madden, Dave Matthews (2), Dave McKenna, Dave Miller (20), Dave Ratajczak, Dave Riekenberg, Dave Shapiro, Dave Stahl, Dave Tough, David Finck, Deane Kincaide, Dennis Dotson, Diane White, Dick Clark, Dick Collins, Dick Hafer, Dick Kane, Dick Kenney, Dick Kniss, Dick Lieb, Dick Meldonian, Dick Mitchell, Dick Munson, Dick Ruedebusch, Dick Sherman, Dillagene, Dizzy Gillespie, Dolly Houston, Don Ellis, Don Fagerquist, Don Ferrara, Don Lamond, Don Lanphere, Don Michaels, Don Rader, Don Switzer, Don Watt, Donald Doane, Donny Hathaway, Doug Mettome, Dud Harvey, Dusko Goykovich, Earl Hines, Earl Swope, Ed Badgley, Ed Bennett (5), Ed Kiefer, Ed Price, Ed Soph, Eddie Bert, Eddie Costa, Eddie Morgan, Eddie Scalzi, Edmund Costanza, Elliot Lawrence, Ernie Caceres, Ernie Royal, Evan Diner, Flip Phillips, Forrest Buchtel, Frances Wayne, Frank Carlson, Frank Foster, Frank Gallagher (2), Frank Hittner, Frank Huggins, Frank Ippolito, Frank Rehak, Frank Tesinsky, Frank Tiberi, Frank Vicari, Fred Otis, Fred Woods, Freddie Green, Freddy Lewis, Freddy Wood, Gary Anderson, Gary Grant, Gary Keller, Gary Klein (2), Gary Pack, Gary Potter (2), Gary Smulyan, Gene Allen, Gene Ammons, Gene Englund, Gene Perla, Gene Roland, Gene Sargent, Gene Smith (3), Gene Smookler, Geoff Sharp, George Baker (4), George Hanna (3), George Rabbai, George Seaberg, Gerald Chamberlain, Gerald Sanfino, Gerry LaFurn, Gerry Lamy, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Rathel, Glenn Drewes, Gordon Brisker, Greg Gisbert, Gregory Herbert, Gus Bivona, Gus Gustafson, Gus Johnson, Gustavo Maas, Hal Espinosa, Hal Posey, Hal Schaefer, Harold Danko, Harold Garrett, Harold Lewis, Harold Wegbreit, Harry Babasin, Harry Betts, Harry Feldman, Harry Hall, Harry Kleintank, Heinie Beau, Henry Southall, Herb Harper, Herb Randel, Herb Steward, Herb Tompkins, Herbie Fields, Herbie Haymer, Horace Diaz, Hoyt Bohannon, Hy White, Ildefonso Sanchez, Ira Nepus, Irv Lewis, Irving Gottler, Israel Dorn, Ivan Lopez (4), Jack Arnold, Jack Dulong, Jack Ferrier, Jack Gale, Jack Green (4), Jack Nimitz, Jack Ranelli, Jack Scarda, Jack Schwartz, Jack Six, Jack Stevens (4), Jackie Mills, Jake Hanna, James "Jiggs" Noble, James Bossert, James Carroll (4), James Dahl, James Gannon, James Rupp, Jan Konopásek, Jay Anderson, Jay Cameron, Jay Dennis, Jay Migliori, Jay Sollenberger, Jeff Brillinger, Jeff Davis (3), Jeff Hamilton, Jerry Coker, Jerry Collins (2), Jerry Kail, Jerry Neary, Jerry Pinter, Jerry Rosa, Jesse Ralph, Jim Bonebrake, Jim Burtch, Jim Daniels, Jim Foy, Jim Hall, Jim Hewitt (3), Jim Powell, Jim Pugh, Jim Stutz, Jim Thomas (11), Jimmy Bennett (5), Jimmy Campbell, Jimmy Cleveland, Jimmy Cook, Jimmy Giuffre, Jimmy Guinn, Jimmy Horvath, Jimmy Maxwell, Jimmy Mosher, Jimmy Raney, Jimmy Rowles, Joe Barati, Joe Beck, Joe Bishop, Joe Burnett, Joe Carroll, Joe Clarvadone, Joe Denton, Joe Estren, Joe Ferrante, Joe Howard, Joe Kretchner, Joe LaBarbera, Joe Lovano, Joe Mondragon, Joe Newman, Joe Pulice, Joe Quartell, Joe Rodriguez (3), Joe Romano (2), Joe Soldo, Joe Temperley, Joe Triscari, Joe Weidman, Joel Weiskopf, John Adams (22), John Altwerger, John Barrows, John Beal, John Bello, John Best, John Bunch, John Cave, John Coppola, John Crews, John Fedchock, John Graas, John Hicks, John Hoffman, John Howell, John Ingliss, John Laporta, John Macombe, John Madrid, John McComb, John Oddo, John Oslawski, John Owens, John Riley (2), John Stevens (3), John Thomas (3), John Von Ohlen, John Wasson (2), John Woehrmann, Johnny Bothwell, Johnny Hodges, Johnny Pacheco, Johnny Rae, Jose Mangual, Juan Tizol, Julian Priester, Kai Winding, Karl De Karske, Keith Mitchell (6), Keith Moon (2), Ken Ascher, Ken Wenzel, Kenneth Nash, Kenny Pinson, Kent McGarity, Kermit Simmons, Keter Betts, Kitt Reid, Larry Covelli, Larry Farrell, Larry Ford, Larry McKenna, Larry Mosher, Larry Pyatt, Larry Rockwell, Larry Shunk, Leah Matthews, Lee Fortier, Les Lovitt, Les Robinson, Lloyd Michaels, Lloyd Trotman (2), Lotten Taylor, Lou Levy, Lou McGarity, Lou Orenstein, Lou Singer, Louis Bellson, Luis Gasca, Lyle Mays, Lyn Biviano, Lynn Seaton, Lynne Stevens, Mac MacQuordale, Mahlon Clark, Major Holley, Malcolm Crain, Marc Johnson (2), Mario Serritello, Marjorie Hyams, Mark Lewis (18), Mark Lusk, Mark Vinci, Marky Markowitz, Marshall Thompson (2), Martin Harris, Marty Flax, Marvin Holladay, Marvin Stamm, Mary Ann McCall, Mary Martin, Maurice Harris, Med Flory, Mel Lewis, Mel Wanzo, Mert Oliver, Michael Moore (2), Mick Goodrick, Mickey Baker, Mickey Folus, Mickey Mangano, Mike Alterman, Mike Bloomfield, Mike Brignola, Mike Hall (11), Mike Tinnes, Milt Bernhart, Milt Hinton, Milt Jackson, Milt Raskin, Monty Budwig, Morris Jennings, Muriel Lane, Murray McEachern, Murray Williams, Nat Adderley, Nat Pavone, Nat Pierce, Neal Hefti, Neil Friel, Neil Reid (2), Nelson Hatt, Nelson Hinds, Nick Brignola, Nick Caiazza, Nick Hupfer, Nick Travis, Noah Brandmark, Norman Pockrandt, Oliver Jackson, Oliver Mathewson, Ollie Wilson, Oscar Pettiford, Panama Francis, Pat Coil, Pat Martino, Paul Cohen, Paul Fontaine, Paul Gonsalves, Paul Mazzio, Paul McGinley, Paul McKee, Paul Quinichette, Pedro Chao, Pepper Adams, Pete Candoli, Pete Dalbis, Pete Escovedo, Pete Johns, Pete Jolly, Pete Mondello, Phil Cook (4), Phil Upchurch, Phil Urso, Phil Wilson, Ralph Burns, Ralph Pfeffner, Ramon Banda, Randall Hawes, Randy Russell, Raoul Romero, Ray Barretto, Ray Hagen, Ray Hopfner, Ray Linn, Ray Nance, Ray Triscari, Ray Wetzel, Ray Winslow, Red Ballard, Red Norvo, Red Rodney, Red Saunders, Red Wootten, Remo Biondi, Reunald Jones, Richard Cooper (2), Richard Dollarhide, Richard Murphy (3), Richard Powell, Richie Kamuca, Rick Kiefer, Rick Stepton, Rigby Powell, Robert Hardaway, Rodney Ogle, Roger DeLillo, Roger Ingram, Roger Newman, Roger Pemberton, Rolf Ericson, Ron Davis, Ron Myers, Ron Paley, Ron Stout, Ronnie Cuber, Ronnie Perry, Ronnie Zito, Roy Caton, Roy Wiegand, Roy Wiggins, Ruben McFall, Rufus Jones, Russ Freeman, Russell George, Sal Marquez, Sal Nistico, Sal Spicola, Sam Donahue, Sam Marowitz, Sam Noto, Sam Rubinowitch, Sam Scavone, Sam Staff, Sam Taylor (2), Sammy Armato, Saxie Mansfield, Scott Wagstaff, Seldon Powell, Serge Chaloff, Shadow Wilson, Shelly Manne, Shorty Rogers, Si Zentner, Skeets Herfurt, Skippy Desair, Sonny Berman, Sonny Igoe, Stan Fishelson, Stan Getz, Stan Kenton, Stanley Chaloupka, Steady Nelson, Steve Harrow, Steve Houghton, Steve Kohlbacher, Steve Lederer, Steve Marcus, Stu Williamson, Sunny Skylar, Ted Kelly, Ted Nash (2), Terry Gibbs, Terry Swope, Tim Burke (4), Tiny Kahn, Toby Tyler, Tom Anastas, Tom Azzarello, Tom Boras, Tom DiCarlo, Tom Harrell, Tom Malone, Tom Nygaard, Tom Porello, Tommy Farr, Tommy Linehan, Tommy Pederson, Tony Aless, Tony Klatka, Tony Leonardi, Tony Phillatoni, Tony Prentice, Tony Rizzi, Urbie Green, Vaughn Wiester, Vern Friley, Vic Hamann, Victor Feldman, Vido Musso, Vince Guaraldi, Vince Prudente, Virgil Gonsalves, Walt Yoder, Walter J. Blanton, Walter Nimms, Warren Barker, Wayne Andre, Wayne Darling, Wilbur Schwartz, Wilburn Stewart, Will Bradley, William Slapin, Willie Dennis, Willie Rodriguez, Willie Smith (2), Willie Thomas, Woody Herman, Zeke Zarchy, Ziggy Harrell, Zoot Sims
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Woody Herman And His Orchestra Discography

Albums

Woody Herman And His Orchestra Blues On Parade (Album) Decca US 1940 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra Sequence In Jazz (Album) Columbia US 1948 Sell This Version
MGM-D-108, M-G-M D 108 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Woody Herman At Carnegie Hall, New York(10", Mono) MGM Records, MGM Records MGM-D-108, M-G-M D 108 UK 1952 Sell This Version
LC.6560 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Classics In jazz(10", Album) Capitol Records LC.6560 UK 1952 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra At Carnegie New Hall, New York, Vol 2 (Album) MGM Records UK 1953 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra Woodchopper's Ball (Album) Festival Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra Twelve Shades Of Blue (Album) Columbia US 1955 Sell This Version
CL 2509 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Ridin' Herd(10") Columbia CL 2509 US 1955 Sell This Version
33S 1060 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Here's Herman!(10", Album) Columbia 33S 1060 UK 1955 Sell This Version
E284 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Blue Flame(10") MGM Records E284 US 1955 Sell This Version
E3176, M-G-M E3176 Billy Eckstine Sings With George Shearing Quintet*, Woody Herman And His Orchestra, The Metronome All Stars* Billy Eckstine Sings With George Shearing Quintet*, Woody Herman And His Orchestra, The Metronome All Stars* - Mr. B. With A Beat(LP) MGM Records, MGM Records E3176, M-G-M E3176 US 1955 Sell This Version
96 007 LPC, LPC 96 007 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Blues On Parade(10", Mono) Coral, Coral 96 007 LPC, LPC 96 007 Germany 1955 Sell This Version
E3385 Woody Herman And His Orchestra HI FI-ing Herd(LP, Mono) MGM Records E3385 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra Bijou (Album) Columbia US 1957 Sell This Version
MGV-8014 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Jazz, The Utmost(LP, Mono) Verve Records MGV-8014 US 1957 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra '58 Featuring The Preacher (Album) Verve Records UK 1958 Sell This Version
Stravinsky* - Woody Herman And His Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir Eugene Goossens Stravinsky* - Woody Herman And His Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir Eugene Goossens - Ebony Concerto (Dedicated To Woody Herman) / Symphony In Three Movements (Album) Everest US 1958 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra With Charlie Byrd Woody Herman And His Orchestra With Charlie Byrd - Moody Woody (Album) Everest Venezuela 1958 Sell This Version
MGV 8216 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Men From Mars(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records MGV 8216 US 1958 Sell This Version
Members Of The Woody Herman Orchestra* Tribute To Woody Herman (Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) US 1959 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra At The Woodchoppers Ball (Album) Ember Records UK 1962 Sell This Version
WLP 6070 Woody Herman And His Orchestra The Herb Rides Again(LP, Album) Embassy WLP 6070 UK 1965 Sell This Version
FC 117 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Live In Antibes, 1965(LP) INA FC 117 France 1965 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra, Woody Herman Woody Herman And His Orchestra, Woody Herman - The Stereophonic Sound Of The Herman Herd (Album, Comp) Ember Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
Woody Herman And His Orchestra The Turning Point (1943 - 1944) (Comp, Album) Decca US 1967 Sell This Version

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