Woody Herman

Second Herd - 1948

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Woody Herman's Second Herd came of age during a year (1948) when, due to a recording strike, very few records were made. This CD contains three radio broadcasts and gives listeners a good idea of what it was like to see the big band live. With such major players as trumpeter/arranger Shorty Rogers, trombonist Earl Swope, guitarist Jimmy Raney, baritonist Serge Chaloff, and the tenors of Al Cohn, Stan Getz, and Zoot Sims, this was a powerhouse unit that was pretty modern for the time. Mary Ann McCall and Woody Herman take occasional vocals, and there are some dance numbers, but it is the jazz tunes (such as "Half Past Jumping Time," "Non Alcoholic," "Tiny's Blues," "The Goof and I," and "Four Brothers") that make this a fairly significant release.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 0:48
2 4:14 Spotify
3 4:52
4 3:36 Spotify
5 3:23 Spotify
6 2:15 Spotify
7 2:43 Spotify
8 3:14 Spotify
9 3:47 Spotify
10 2:45 Spotify
11 0:43
12 4:01 Spotify
13 3:43 Spotify
14 4:00 Spotify
15 3:25 Spotify
16 0:35
17 3:04 Spotify
18 3:05 Spotify
19 4:18 Spotify
20 3:40 Spotify
21 3:53 Spotify
22 3:55 Spotify
23 2:47 Spotify
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