Unheard Herd

Unheard Herd

by Phil Woods
     
 

At one of the memorable West Coast jazz festivals organized by Ken Poston, altoist Phil Woods was teamed with a specially assembled big band to perform the "Unheard Herd," selections played but not recorded by Woody Herman's Second Herd. Actually though, of the eight numbers that were performed,See more details below

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At one of the memorable West Coast jazz festivals organized by Ken Poston, altoist Phil Woods was teamed with a specially assembled big band to perform the "Unheard Herd," selections played but not recorded by Woody Herman's Second Herd. Actually though, of the eight numbers that were performed, only three fit into that category, since four of the songs were recorded by Herman and "My Old Flame" is a feature for Woods with the rhythm section. No matter, for Woods plays brilliantly throughout, the band put together by trumpeter Ron Stout is excellent, and the many soloists, which include trumpeter Carl Saunders, Stout, the full sax section, trombonists Scott Whitfield and Andy Martin, and pianist Ross Tompkins, add a great deal to the music. There is plenty of good spirit both in the playing and the storytelling by Stout and Woods. Phil Woods' four-minute monologue is full of funny stories, including some involving Al Cohn and Gene Quill. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2006
Label:
Jazzed Media
UPC:
0783707269801
catalogNumber:
13
Rank:
134880

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Woods   Primary Artist,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone
Kim Richmond   Clarinet,Alto Clarinet
Ross Tompkins   Piano
Bob Summers   Trumpet
Scott Whitfield   Trombone
Bryant Byers   Bass Trombone
Bob Carr   Reeds
Andy Martin   Trombone
Jerry Pinter   Reeds,Tenor Reeds
Carl Saunders   Trumpet
Ron Stout   Trumpet
Frank Szabo   Trumpet
Bill Trujillo   Reeds,Tenor Reeds
David Tull   Drums
Keith Bishop   Reeds,Tenor Reeds
Joel Hamilton   Bass,Bass Guitar
Scott Shitfield   Trombone
Mike McGuffey   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Cab Calloway   Composer
Conte Candoli   Composer
Ralph Burns   Composer
Chubby Jackson   Composer
Shorty Rogers   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Frank Socolow   Composer
Ron Stout   Director
Herb Wong   Liner Notes
Phil Woods   Composer
Rod Nicas   Mastering
Tim Pinch   Engineer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Graham Carter   Producer,Audio Production

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