Woody Herman And His Octet

The 1959 reincarnation with a completely different ensemble can be found in profile Woody Herman Octet

In June 1955, Woody Herman disbanded Woody Herman And His Third Herd due to internal stress and a lucrative offer from the Las Vegas Riviera Hotel to be the resident big band for the first three months after the hotel opening in September 1955. He formed an octet from the core of the third herd first for playing sessions, on December 1st 1955, they moved with additional musicians as the Woody Herman And The Las Vegas Herd to the Capitol Studios in Hollywood in order to record the 'Las Vegas Herd' album. The group was disbanded with fulfilling the Las Vegas contract at the end of December 1955.


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