Fiftieth Anniversary Tour

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This set, which is the best of the Woody Herman Orchestra's Concord recordings, celebrates his 50th year as a bandleader, quite an accomplishment. No guest stars are needed for this set, which shows just how strong a big band he still had. With tenor-saxophonist Frank Tiberi gradually taking over leadership duties today he leads the ghost Woody Herman Orchestra and trombonist John Fedchock contributing the arrangements, the band was in fine shape even if the leader was aging. Whether it be "It Don't Mean a Thing," John Coltrane's "Central Park West" a great arrangement or Don Grolnick's "Pools," every selection is excellent.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This set, which is the best of the Woody Herman Orchestra's Concord recordings, celebrates his 50th year as a bandleader, quite an accomplishment. No guest stars are needed for this set, which shows just how strong a big band he still had. With tenor-saxophonist Frank Tiberi gradually taking over leadership duties today he leads the ghost Woody Herman Orchestra and trombonist John Fedchock contributing the arrangements, the band was in fine shape even if the leader was aging. Whether it be "It Don't Mean a Thing," John Coltrane's "Central Park West" a great arrangement or Don Grolnick's "Pools," every selection is excellent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431430223
  • Catalog Number: 4302

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Woody Herman
  2. 2 What's New? - Woody Herman
  3. 3 Pools - Woody Herman
  4. 4 Blues for Red - Woody Herman
  5. 5 Conga - Woody Herman
  6. 6 Central Park West - Woody Herman
  7. 7 Fried Buzzard - Woody Herman
  8. 8 Epistrophy - Woody Herman
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Woody Herman & His Big Band Primary Artist
Woody Herman Indexed Contributor, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Michael Brignola Baritone Saxophone
Bill Byrne Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John Fedchock Trombone
Roger Ingram Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Les Lovitt Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Paul McKee Trombone
Jerry Pinter Tenor Saxophone
Lynn Seaton Bass, Electric Bass
Ron Stout Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Frank Tiberi Tenor Saxophone
Brad Williams Piano
Dave Riekenberg Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Mark Lusk Bass Trombone
Jim Rupp Drums
Mark Lewis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Don Grolnick Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Lou Donaldson Composer
Phil Edwards Engineer
Adolph Green Composer
Carl Jefferson Producer
Gordon Raddue Liner Notes
Carl E. Jefferson Producer
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