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The Woody Herman Big Band

Band, US
Jazz

American jazz big band. Historically, the name 'Woody Herman Big Band' was used in two separate phases of the Woody Herman orchestra. The first short appearance was the publication of the Mars records recordings in 1963 by Verve Records under the title 'Hey! Heard The Herd?'. The ensemble performing on these recordings was called 'The Woody Herman Big Band'. The second appearance of this name was in the late stage of Woody's band 1976 and later, when the band was often touring in America and abroad. The band of Woody Herman used this name as only name in its last stage after 1981. The big band was used synonymously with the Woody Herman orchestra and was used until his death in 1987.

        
Members
PortraitStan Getz
ts 1927-1991 US
PortraitGreg Gisbert
tr, fh *1966 US
PortraitMarvin Stamm
tr *1939 US
PortraitLyle Mays
p, syn *1953 US
PortraitWoody Herman
cl, as 1913-1987 US
PortraitDick Hafer
ts 1927-2012 US
PortraitDale Kirkland
tb
Nelson Hatt
tr, fh US
PortraitJim Pugh
tb *1950 US
Bill Byrne
tr, fh
PortraitGary Anderson
fl, ts *1947 US
PortraitFrank Tiberi
ts, fl *1928 US
PortraitChuck Flores
dr *1935 US
PortraitAnita O'Day
voc 1919-2006 US
PortraitUrbie Green
tb *1926 US
PortraitAl Cohn
ts 1925-1988 US
PortraitStu Williamson
tr, tb 1933-1991 US
PortraitBill Perkins
ts 1924-2003 US
PortraitDon Fagerquist
tr 1927-1974 US
PortraitKai Winding
tb 1922-1983 US
PortraitJeff Hamilton
dr *1953 US
PortraitJack Nimitz
bs, sax 1930-2009 US
PortraitBernie Glow
tr 1926-1982 US
PortraitErnie Royal
tr 1921-1983 US
PortraitFrank Rehak
tb 1926-1987 US
PortraitChubby Jackson
b 1918-2003 US
PortraitAl Porcino
tr 1925-2013 DE
PortraitPete Escovedo
tim, perc *1935 US
PortraitMarc Johnson
b *1953 US
PortraitCarl Fontana
tb 1928-2003 US
PortraitLynn Seaton
b *1957 US
PortraitByron Stripling
tr *1961 US
PortraitDave Carpenter
b, eb 1959-2008 US
Ted Kelly
tb 1921-2000 US
PortraitArt Mardigan
dr 1923-1977 US
PortraitSam Taylor
ts 1916-1990 US
PortraitWill Bradley
tb 1912-1989 US
PortraitDick Collins
tr *1924 US
John Howell
tr
Roy Caton
tr US
PortraitSal Nistico
ts 1938-1991 US
PortraitNat Pierce
p 1925-1992 US
PortraitSteve Houghton
dr
PortraitKen Ascher
p, syn *1944 US
PortraitBill Stapleton
tr, fh
Diane White
b US
PortraitLloyd Trotman
b 1923-2007 US
PortraitMickey Baker
g, voc, acg 1925-2012 US
PortraitCy Touff
tr, b 1927-2003
Jeff Davis
tr *1952 US
PortraitJoel Weiskopf
p *1962 US
Les Lovitt
tr
Arno Marsh
ts, sax
Sam Staff
bs, fl
Dick Kenney
tb *1920 US
Brian O'Flaherty
tr, fh
PortraitJames Rupp
dr US
Ildefonso Sanchez
John Hoffman
tr, fh
PortraitDan Fornero
tr, fh US
Jack Green
tb
PortraitRamon Banda
tim, dr MX
Paul McGinley
ts, fl US
PortraitPanama Francis
dr 1918-2001 US
PortraitPaul Mazzio
tr, fh US
PortraitDave Riekenberg
fl, ts US
Dick Sherman
tr *1927
Joe Barati
tb
PortraitRon Stout
tr, fh *1958 US
PortraitJohn Oddo
p, ep US
PortraitJohn Fedchock
tb *1957 US
PortraitMike Brignola
bs, bcl US
Vern Friley
tb *1924 US
PortraitJoe Pulice
dr US
PortraitDave Ratajczak
dr 1957-2014 US
Ruben McFall
tr US
Bill Castagnino
tr
PortraitSonny Igoe
dr 1923-2012 US
Bill Trujillo
ts, sax *1930 US
PortraitVaughn Wiester
tb US
PortraitDave Shapiro
b
PortraitJim Powell
tr, fh US
PortraitRoger Ingram
tr
Kirby Stewart
b
PortraitDennis Dotson
tr, fh *1946 US
John Oslawski
bs, fl 1947-2000 DE
PortraitPaul McKee
tb US
PortraitJerry Pinter
ts, sax US
Sal Spicola
sax US
Joe Burnett
tr US
Keith Moon
tb US
PortraitMark Vinci
ts, cl US
Bill Ross
fl, ts US
Larry Shunk
tb US
PortraitGeorge Rabbai
fh, tr, voc US
Gene Smith
tb US
Randy Russell
ts, fl US
PortraitScott Wagstaff
tr, fh US
PortraitMark Lusk
tb
Tom DiCarlo
tr, b
James Carroll
ts, fl US
PortraitRandall Hawes
tb US
Lee Fortier
tr US
Mark Lewis
tr, fh
Mike Hall
eb, b
Phil Cook
tr US
Dave Miller
dr
George Baker
tr, fh
PortraitJerry Coker
ts *1932 US
Brad Williams
p
John Adams
eb
Lyle Mars
key
Harold Wegbreit
tr US
Jack Scarda
tr US
Bobby Styles
tr US
Jim Hewitt
tb US
Gary Potter
b US
Jim Bonebrake
tr US
Wilburn Stewart
b

Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
From East To WestThe Woody Herman Big Band2002Compil.
My BuddyRosemary Clooney / Woody Herman And The Woody Herman Big Band1990Album
Woody's Gold StarThe Woody Herman Big Band1987Album
50th Anniversary TourThe Woody Herman Big Band1986Album
World ClassThe Woody Herman Big Band With Special Guests Al Cohn, Med Flory, Sal Nistico, Flip Phillips1984Album
LiveThe Woody Herman Big Band1982Album
Aurex Jazz Festival '82The Woody Herman Big Band1982Album
Live At The Concord Jazz FestivalThe Woody Herman Big Band1982Album
In PolandThe Woody Herman Big Band1977Album
Jazz Jamboree 77 Vol. 2The Woody Herman Big Band1977Album
Stompin´ At The SavoyThe Woody Herman Big Band1964Single
Stompin´ At The Savoy / Blue Lou / Perdido / Castle RockThe Woody Herman Big Band1964Single
Hey! Heard The Herd?The Woody Herman Big Band1963Album
Hey! Heard The Herd?The Woody Herman Big Band1963Album
I'll Dance At Your Wedding / Poppa Won't You Dance With Me / I Can't Put My Arms Around A MemoryBuddy Clark And Anita Gordon / Doris Day / The Woody Herman Big Band1948Album
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