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World Class
Woody Herman
World Class
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Woody Herman
Title: World Class
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Concord Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 013431024040, 013431424024

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Woody Herman's World Class
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded during a Tour in Japan in the 80s, World Class is a great record for people willing to get introduced to Herman's Big Band music. The Four Brothers, which is Woody Herman's anthem, is the opening piece, a buoyantly swinging atomic opus, brilliantly carried by a "hall of fame" saxophone section. Big band lovers, you should feel your hips swinging... Eminently talented musicians such as John Oddo, great orchestrater, Flip Philips, bop and cool sax player (The Claw, third piece, is one of his compositions), George Rabbai (who imitates brilliantly Armstrong's talents in the Old Rocking Chair) perform in a great shape. This record is definetly made for jazzophiles who want to enter Herman's joyous Herd."
A great swinging recording
S M | 08/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in Herman's last years, it features guest stars such as Al Cohn.

The first six tracks are totally hot, the rest mellow out a bit.

Great Stuff from Herman though.

By the way, why does Amazon include a 'NO' in 'was this review helpful to you?'. People are only human and don't like opinions that differ from themselves, thus the 'NO' makes it too easy express such displeasure.

Are they trying to discourage negative reviews, hence not purchase the CD. Such reviews only help a person in not being dissatisfied a product that received positive reviews

Vintage Woody
Frederic Gray | Fairfax Virginia | 03/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Woody over the years had arguably the best jazz enseble and unarguably the best sax section. This is one of his better collections. The "Ol' Rockin' chair with George Rabbai as Satchmo is a hoot, and I absolutely love the two John Oddo compositions, Peanut Vendor and Crystal Silence, which come back to back on the CD."