Woody Herman

Woody Herman Presents, Vol. 3: A Great American Evening

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The third and final LP volume in the Woody Herman Presents series finds him leading an all-star band, playing clarinet and taking rare late-period vocals on "I've Got the World on a String" and "Caldonia." Actually, there are almost too many talents to hear from during this set, including tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, trombonist George Masso, trumpeter/vocalist Jack Sheldon (who does a funny bit on "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"), Japanese clarinetist Eii Kitamura, and even whistler Ron McCroby. It all works somehow on this upbeat set of swinging music.

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