Woody Herman

The Uncollected Woody Herman and His Orchestra (1937)

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These 16 selections are taken from two sessions made for radio transcriptions in 1937; most of the first ten numbers are also included on a Circle LP although the final six date from two months later. Better than many of Herman's commercial Decca recordings of this period, these 16 jazz-oriented performances are generally quite enjoyable with tenorman Saxie Mansfield, fluegelhornist Joe Bishop and trombonist Neil Reid being the main soloists next to clarinetist Herman (who also takes two vocals).