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Four Brothers
Woody Herman
Four Brothers
Genre: Jazz
 
2008 release that compiles some of Herman's greatest hits from 1945-47. The Woody Herman Band was one of the most popular groups in the world in the 1940s. It combined the beautiful sound of the leader on clarinet and voca...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Woody Herman
Title: Four Brothers
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drive
Release Date: 7/26/1994
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723721745622

Synopsis

Album Description
2008 release that compiles some of Herman's greatest hits from 1945-47. The Woody Herman Band was one of the most popular groups in the world in the 1940s. It combined the beautiful sound of the leader on clarinet and vocals with the innumerable talents playing and arranging for it, many of which went on to become big names in Jazz. The title of First Herd is usually given to the celebrated orchestra from the period 1944-46, which included such outstanding musicians as Sonny Berman, Pete Candoli, Flip Phillips, Billy Bauer, Chubby Jackson, Ralph Burns and Dave Tough, among others. However, due to family problems, Herman was forced to disband the First Herd in December 1946. After some months away from music, he formed his Second Herd, which included such stars as Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Serge Chaloff and Al Cohn. The recordings of 'Four Brothers' and 'The Goof and I' were among their greatest hits. This CD compiles a number of the bands' greatest highlights. 25 tracks. Definitive.

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CD Reviews

Too much singing
Averell Dalton | Davis, CA | 12/01/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I did not expect the guy to sing that much. That pretty much ruins it for me."