Woody Herman & The Herd

Profile:
American jazz ensemble in the late swing and early bebop era existing between midsummer 1944 and December 1946.
This band was later better known as 'Woody Herman & The First Herd'.
After the recording ban ended the Swing era in late 1944, and after he was driven to change his band due to the war years, Woody Herman finally created an ensemble, which was oriented towards the arising Bebop style. As a result, around August 1944, the soloists of Woody Herman And His Orchestra got called Woody Herman's (first) herd. This ensemble quickly was heaped praise by contemporary critics and went to be one of the most famous and successful big bands in the post war era. This was not only caused by artist replacements, but also with a strict change of arrangements.
The most noticeable element of this stage of the band was a five-person trumpet ensemble, called "The Trumpet Section". The name itself is based on the name, George T. Simon used for the Herman orchestra in the early 1940's.
On the maximum of success, Woody Herman dissolved the band in December 1946 due to personal and financial reasons.
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Albums

Woody Herman & The Herd - At Carnegie Hall, 1946 - Vol. I album art Woody Herman (And The Herd)* At Carnegie Hall, 1946 - Vol. I (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records US 1952 Sell This Version
Woody Herman & The Herd - At Carnegie Hall, 1946 - Vol. II album art Woody Herman (And The Herd)* At Carnegie Hall, 1946 - Vol. II MGM Records Canada 1952 Sell This Version
Woody Herman & The Herd - At Carnegie Hall, 1946 album art Woody Herman (And The Herd)* At Carnegie Hall, 1946 (Comp, Album) MGM Records US 1953 Sell This Version
Woody Herman & The Herd - Blowin' Up A Storm! album art Woody Herman And The Herd* Blowin' Up A Storm! (Album) Sunset Records Australia 1966 Sell This Version
LP 22-122 Woody Herman & The Herd - The 1945 Band In Hi-Fi album art Woody Herman & The First Herd* The 1945 Band In Hi-Fi(LP, Album) Fanfare Records (3) LP 22-122 US 1978 Sell This Version
Woody Herman & The Herd - The Uncollected Woody Herman And His First Herd, 1944 Vol. II, The Old Gold Radio Shows album art Woody Herman And His First Herd* The Uncollected Woody Herman And His First Herd, 1944 Vol. II, The Old Gold Radio Shows (Album) Hindsight Records (2) Canada 1979 Sell This Version
FH 36 Woody Herman & The Herd - Juke Box album art Woody Herman And His First Herd* Juke Box(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd) First Heard Records FH 36 UK 1980 Sell This Version
S 70 137 IT Woody Herman & The Herd - Aimez-Vous Swing? - Lieben Sie Swing? - Do You Like Swing? album art Woody Herman And His Herd* Aimez-Vous Swing? - Lieben Sie Swing? - Do You Like Swing?(LP) Everest S 70 137 IT Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Program No. 842, 843 Woody Herman & The Herd - Here's To Veterans album art Woody Herman & The Herd / Gordon MacRae With Jo Stafford Woody Herman & The Herd / Gordon MacRae With Jo Stafford - Here's To Veterans(12") The Veterans Administration Program No. 842, 843 US 1963 Sell This Version
K159 Woody Herman & The Herd - At Carnegie Hall 1946 Vol. II album art Woody Herman & The Herd, Red Norvo, Chubby Jackson, Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Pete Candoli, Sonny Berman Woody Herman & The Herd, Red Norvo, Chubby Jackson, Flip Phillips, Bill Harris, Pete Candoli, Sonny Berman - At Carnegie Hall 1946 Vol. II(4x7") MGM Records K159 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Woody Herman & The Herd - Summer Sequence album art Woody Herman And The First Herd* Summer Sequence (Comp) Harmony (4) US 1958 Sell This Version
Woody Herman & The Herd - Woody Herman And The Herd At Carnegie Hall album art Woody Herman And The Herd* Woody Herman And The Herd At Carnegie Hall (Comp) Lion Records (4) US 1958 Sell This Version
Woody Herman & The Herd - Live At Carnegie Hall album art Woody Herman's Woodchoppers* & The First Herd* Woody Herman's Woodchoppers* & The First Herd* - Live At Carnegie Hall (Comp) VSP, VSP Canada 1966 Sell This Version
J-CD-621 Woody Herman & The Herd - Woodchopper's Ball, Live in 44, Volume One album art Woody Herman And The First Herd* Woodchopper's Ball, Live in 44, Volume One(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) Jass Records J-CD-621 US 1990 Sell This Version
J-CD-625 Woody Herman & The Herd - Live in '45! Volume Two: Northwest Passage album art Woody Herman And The First Herd* Live in '45! Volume Two: Northwest Passage(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) Jass Records J-CD-625 US 1990 Sell This Version
314 559 833-2 Woody Herman & The Herd - At Carnegie Hall, 1946 album art Woody Herman (And The Herd)* At Carnegie Hall, 1946(2xCD, Comp) Verve Master Edition 314 559 833-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
Woody Herman & The Herd - Battle Of The Bands, Vol. 1, The album art Woody Herman & His Herd* Vs. Harry James & His Music Makers Woody Herman & His Herd* Vs. Harry James & His Music Makers - Battle Of The Bands, Vol. 1, The (Comp) Pickwick Canada Unknown Sell This Version
RC-8221 Woody Herman & The Herd - Original Big Band Classics album art Billy Butterfield His Trumpet And Orchestra*, Woody Herman And The Herd* Billy Butterfield His Trumpet And Orchestra*, Woody Herman And The Herd* - Original Big Band Classics(Cass, Comp) Ranwood RC-8221 Unknown Sell This Version
2317 031 Woody Herman & The Herd - Woody Herman And The Herd At Carnegie Hall album art Woody Herman And The Herd* Woody Herman And The Herd At Carnegie Hall(LP, Comp) Verve Records 2317 031 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

4345 Woody Herman & The Herd - 1964 album art Woody Herman And His Swingin' Herd* 1964(DVD-V) Video Artists International 4345 US 2005 Sell This Version

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