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Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd

Band, US
Jazz

American Jazz ensemble, successor of Woody Herman And The Swingin' 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
PortraitDonny Hathaway
voc, p, ep 1945-1979 US
PortraitRay Barretto
cng 1929-2006 US
PortraitLuis Gasca
tr, fh, voc
PortraitAlphonso Johnson
b, eb *1951 US
PortraitCharles Davis
tr, sax US
PortraitWoody Herman
cl, as 1913-1987 US
PortraitGene Perla
b *1940 US
PortraitArthur Harper
b US
PortraitJoe Romano
as, fl, ts 1932-2008 US
Jack Arnold
perc *1929 US
PortraitAlan Broadbent
p *1947 NZ
PortraitDavid Finck
b, cb *1958 US
PortraitJeff Brillinger
dr US
Buddy Powers
tr, fh
PortraitChip Jackson
b *1950 US
PortraitDale Kirkland
tb
Nelson Hatt
tr, fh US
PortraitAndy Laverne
p *1947 US
PortraitJim Pugh
tb *1950 US
Gary Pack
tr, fh
Bill Byrne
tr, fh
PortraitGary Anderson
fl, ts *1947 US
PortraitArt Linsner
tb US
PortraitDave Stahl
tr, fh, voc US
PortraitFrank Tiberi
ts, fl *1928 US
PortraitRonnie Cuber
bs *1941 US
PortraitEarl Hines
p 1903-1983 US
PortraitMike Bloomfield
g 1943-1981 US
PortraitJeff Hamilton
dr *1953 US
PortraitPhil Upchurch
g *1990 US
PortraitHarold Danko
p *1947 US
PortraitJohnny Pacheco
fl, perc *1935 DO
PortraitGary Grant
tr US
PortraitMel Wanzo
tb 1930-2005 US
PortraitJoe Beck
g 1945-2008 US
PortraitTom Malone
tb US
PortraitAl Porcino
tr 1925-2013 DE
Johnny Rae
vib, perc, dr *1934 US
PortraitJohn Hicks
p 1941-2006 US
PortraitJoe Lovano
ts *1952 US
PortraitTom Harrell
tr, fh *1946 US
PortraitMarc Johnson
b *1953 US
PortraitMorris Jennings
dr, perc US
PortraitBill Watrous
tb *1939 US
PortraitCarl Fontana
tb 1928-2003 US
PortraitGary Smulyan
bs *1956 US
PortraitKenneth Nash
perc
Richard Powell
as, dr
PortraitLarry Farrell
tb
PortraitSal Marquez
tr, voc
PortraitWayne Darling
b, ep *1945 AT
PortraitCecil Payne
bs 1922-2007 US
PortraitMichael Moore
b *1945 US
PortraitMick Goodrick
g *1945 US
Don Switzer
tb
PortraitJohn Thomas
tr *1950 US
PortraitJoe LaBarbera
dr *1948 US
PortraitRussell George
b
PortraitSal Nistico
ts 1938-1991 US
PortraitBill Chase
tr 1934-1974 US
PortraitJay Anderson
b *1955 US
PortraitAlbert Dailey
p 1939-1984 US
PortraitPat Martino
g *1944 US
PortraitHarold Garrett
tb, b
Rigby Powell
tr US
PortraitJay Sollenberger
tr
PortraitBirch Johnson
tb US
Harry Hall
tr
PortraitBill Stapleton
tr, fh
Tom Anastas
bs US
PortraitBob Burgess
tb 1929-1997 US
PortraitRick Stepton
tb
Steve Lederer
ts US
PortraitGary Keller
ts, fl US
PortraitRon Davis
dr, cng, tim BE
PortraitGlenn Drewes
tr, fh US
PortraitGregory Herbert
fl, ts 1947-1978 US
PortraitEd Soph
dr *1945 US
Geoff Sharp
tb US
Harry Kleintank
sax US
Gil Rathel
tr US
Larry Pyatt
tr US
Gerald Chamberlain
tb
PortraitOliver Jackson
dr 1933-1994 US
Nat Pavone
tr, voc US
PortraitTony Klatka
tr, fh US
Richard Dollarhide
perc
Steve Kohlbacher
tb US
Brian O'Flaherty
tr, fh
PortraitForrest Buchtel
tr, fh US
PortraitVince Prudente
tb, tu *1937 US
Bruce Johnstone
bs, fl *1943 US
Bill Pemberton
b US
PortraitIra Nepus
tb
Richard Cooper
tr
Henry Southall
tb US
Tom Boras
bs, fl US
PortraitAllen Vizzutti
tr, fh *1952 US
Alan Gauvin
sax
Paul McGinley
ts, fl US
Nelson Hinds
tb US
Jim Daniels
tb
PortraitPat Coil
p, key, ep US
John Madrid
tr
PortraitRoger Neumann
bs, sax, ts *1941 US
PortraitJohn Oddo
p, ep US
PortraitJohn Von Ohlen
dr *1941 US
PortraitJohn Fedchock
tb *1957 US
PortraitMike Brignola
bs, bcl US
PortraitJan Konopásek
bs, fl, ts *1931 DE
PortraitDave Ratajczak
dr 1957-2014 US
Carl Pruitt
b *1918 US
Pete Dalbis
tb US
Richard Murphy
tr US
Roger Newman
sax US
PortraitVaughn Wiester
tb US
PortraitJim Powell
tr, fh US
PortraitDennis Dotson
tr, fh *1946 US
Tom Nygaard
tr, voc US
James Bossert
tr US
PortraitJohn Riley
dr *1954 US
John Oslawski
bs, fl 1947-2000 DE
Thomas Porrello
tr, voc US
PortraitWalter J. Blanton
tr US
Dave Kennedy
tr
Bill Ross
fl, ts US
Larry Shunk
tb US
Gene Smith
tb US
PortraitScott Wagstaff
tr, fh US
PortraitRon Paley
eb, b *1950 CA
Dave LaLama
p US
Mark Lewis
tr, fh
Steve Harrow
tr
PortraitBruce Fowler
tb *1947 US
Neil Friel
tr US
PortraitMarshall Thompson
dr
PortraitCurt Berg
tb
Jim Thomas
sax US
Evan Diner
dr
Lotten Taylor
tb US
Alan Read
b US
Gene Smookler
sax US
Jack Ranelli
dr US
Tom Azzarello
b US
John Ingliss
tr US
Tim Burke
tr, fh

Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Woody Herman & The Thundering HerdWoody Herman And The Thundering Herd1999Compil.
Blues In The NightWoody Herman And The Thundering Herd1999Album
Keep On Keepin' On: 1968-1970Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd1998Compil.
Crown RoyalWoody Herman And The Thundering Herd1992Album
woody Herman & His Thundering HerdWoody Herman And The Thundering Herd1992Compil.
EbonyRichard Stoltzman & Woody Herman And The Thundering Herd1988Album
King CobraWoody Herman And The Thundering Herd1976Album
Children Of LimaWoody Herman And The Thundering Herd With Houston Symphony Orchestra1975Album
Concerto For HerdWoody Herman And The Thundering Herd1968Album
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