Woody Herman

One Night Stand: Live at the Hollywood Palladium

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The collector's label Joyce came up with an LP's worth of unreleased radio airchecks from Herman's First Herd. This release is valuable because that particular band never commercially recorded most of these songs. Also, ill-fated trumpeter Sonny Berman (who made relatively few recordings) is well-featured throughout, along with trombonist Bill Harris, tenor-saxophonist Flip Phillips and vibraphoinst Red Norvo. There is surprisingly little Woody Herman clarinet and alto on this set but his sidemen were certainly strong enough to make this a recommended (if hard-to-find) LP.

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