Everest Years

The Everest Years

by Woody Herman
     
 

The music on this sampler is drawn from five different albums: five of the dozen selections on The Herd Rides Again, four from the dozen cuts on Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat, four of the five numbers from Woody Woody (leaving off "Summer Sequence"), four of the dozen performances included on Chubby Takes Over (which has See more details below

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The music on this sampler is drawn from five different albums: five of the dozen selections on The Herd Rides Again, four from the dozen cuts on Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat, four of the five numbers from Woody Woody (leaving off "Summer Sequence"), four of the dozen performances included on Chubby Takes Over (which has the Woody Herman Orchestra headed by bassist Chubby Jackson), and a version of Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto" that features clarinetist John LaPorta. Although it would have been preferable to have all of the music released on a three-CD set or maybe on two CDs (since Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat is available in full by itself), this is an excellent sampler with many high points. At the time, Woody Herman did not have a regular big band (it would not be reactivated until later in 1959), so these overlapping orchestras feature alumni from his first three Herds along with a few studio musicians and some jazz stars (such as valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette) who were not part of other Herman bands. There is a lot of variety, including features for guitarist Charlie Byrd (a couple years before he discovered bossa nova), a few selections with Tito Puente's rhythm section, "Ebony Concerto," and spirited remakes of earlier Herman hits such as "Caldonia," "Blowin' Up a Storm," and "Woodchopper's Ball." Unfortunately, the liner notes are microscopic (better get a magnifying glass) and there are some good selections missing, but overall this is an excellent sampler of Woody Herman's 1958 Everest recordings.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2005
Label:
Empire Musicwerks
UPC:
0654545069123
catalogNumber:
450691
Rank:
131922

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Woody Herman   Primary Artist
Tito Puente   Leader,Timbales
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Bob Brookmeyer   Trombone
Charlie Byrd   spanish guitar
Sam Most   Reeds
Nat Pierce   Piano
Willie Dennis   Trombone
Sam Donahue   Reeds
Marty Napoleon   Piano
Major Holley   Bass
Chubby Jackson   Bass
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Belletto   Reeds,Baritone
Don Lamond   Drums
Danny Stiles   Trumpet
Cohn   Reeds
Danny Bank   Reeds
Danny Banks   Reeds
Billy Byers   Trombone
Bill Elton   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Marty Flax   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone,Rhythm
Forte   Trumpet
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Jimmy Guinn   Trombone
Dick Hixson   Trombone
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Gilbert Lopez   Percussion
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Sam Marowitz   Reeds
Pete Mondello   Reeds
Planck   Piano
Hal Posey   Trumpet
Paul Quinichette   Reeds
Ramón Rodríguez   Percussion
Joe Romano   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone,Rhythm
Willie Thomas   Trumpet
Jimmy Migliore   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone,Rhythm
Robert Rodriguez   Bass
Jimmy Campbell   Drums
Jim Dahl   Bass Trombone
Bobby Clark   Trumpet
Marky Markowitz   Trumpet
Tom Mitchell   Trombone

Technical Credits

Igor Stravinsky   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Ralph Burns   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Cole Porter   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Roger Wolfe Kahn   Composer
Joe Bishop   Composer
S. Oliver   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Aldo Venturacci   Art Direction
Roger Kash   Liner Notes
Michael Lauzardo   Graphic Design
C Alan Byrd   Composer

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