Woody Herman (Mosaic Select)

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Woody Herman was dedicated to keeping his big band going and was focused more on music that satisfied him than focusing on making hits. Most of the selections in this three-CD set came from an overlooked period in the clarinetist's career, his early 1960s tenure on the Phillips label. At this point, Herman had recently welcomed new arrivals like trumpeter Bill Chase, tenor saxophonist Sal Nistico, and trombonist Phil Wilson, while still talented veterans like pianist Nat Pierce, tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins, and drummer Jake Hanna. Culled from six separate albums plus a 45 pm single, the Herman band may not reach the heights of earlier groups for some fans, but they are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Woody Herman was dedicated to keeping his big band going and was focused more on music that satisfied him than focusing on making hits. Most of the selections in this three-CD set came from an overlooked period in the clarinetist's career, his early 1960s tenure on the Phillips label. At this point, Herman had recently welcomed new arrivals like trumpeter Bill Chase, tenor saxophonist Sal Nistico, and trombonist Phil Wilson, while still talented veterans like pianist Nat Pierce, tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins, and drummer Jake Hanna. Culled from six separate albums plus a 45 pm single, the Herman band may not reach the heights of earlier groups for some fans, but they are clearly a force to be reckoned with. Among the highlights are Pierce's sauntering arrangement of Joe Newman's "Mo-Lasses," the playful "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" that also interpolates Duke Ellington's "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart," Chase's lush interpretation of the pop song "A Taste of Honey," a frisky take of Charles Mingus' "Better Get It in Your Soul," return visits to old favorites like "Bijou" and "Apple Honey," plus "You Dirty Dog," a recent composition by Ellington for his small group record date with Coleman Hawkins. This is an excellent survey of music that deserves to be remembered.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • Label: Mosaic Select
  • UPC: 602517548459
  • Catalog Number: 31

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mo-Lasses (6:43)
  2. 2 Blues for J.P. (3:32)
  3. 3 Don't Get Around Much Anymore (4:20)
  4. 4 Tunin' In (4:18)
  5. 5 Sister Sadie (3:29)
  6. 6 Sig EP (3:52)
  7. 7 It's a Lonesome Old Town (When You're Not Around) (3:05)
  8. 8 Camel Walk (8:17)
  9. 9 Moon River (2:55)
  10. 10 Hallelujah Time (3:26)
  11. 11 Deep Purple (3:48)
  12. 12 Jazz Hoot (4:40)
  13. 13 A Taste of Honey (3:16)
  14. 14 Satin Doll (3:20)
  15. 15 After You've Gone (5:14)
  16. 16 The Strut (3:08)
  17. 17 My Wish (3:29)
  18. 18 Cousins (5:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1 That's Where It Is (4:00)
  2. 2 Watermelon Man (5:41)
  3. 3 Body and Soul (4:56)
  4. 4 Better Get It in Your Soul (5:31)
  5. 5 Jazz Me Blues (2:58)
  6. 6 El Toro Grande (4:49)
  7. 7 Days of Wine and Roses (3:23)
  8. 8 Caldonia (7:48)
  9. 9 Wailin' in the Woodshed (3:21)
  10. 10 The Good Earth (2:32)
  11. 11 Sidewalks of Cuba (2:48)
  12. 12 I Can't Get Started (3:50)
  13. 13 Bijou (3:39)
  14. 14 Apple Honey (5:07)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Good Life (3:45)
  2. 2 Bedroom Eyes (4:59)
  3. 3 The Things We Said Today (3:33)
  4. 4 Just Squeeze Me (5:02)
  5. 5 What Kind of Fool Am I? (1:33)
  6. 6 Dr. Wong's Bag (6:43)
  7. 7 Everybody Loves Somebody (3:12)
  8. 8 Wa-Wa Blues (3:37)
  9. 9 Dear John C (5:56)
  10. 10 Blue Monk (4:26)
  11. 11 You Dirty Dog (4:39)
  12. 12 Pour House Blues (5:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Woody Herman Primary Artist, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Nick Brignola Baritone Saxophone
Joe Carroll Vocals
Jake Hanna Drums
Bill Perkins Tenor Saxophone
Nat Pierce Piano
Carmen Leggio Tenor Saxophone
Sal Nistico Tenor Saxophone
Phil Wilson Trombone
Gordon Brisker Tenor Saxophone
Raoul Romero Tenor Saxophone
Gene Allen Baritone Saxophone
Tom Anastasio Baritone Saxophone
Bill Chase Trumpet
Larry Ford Trumpet
Jack Gale Trombone
Duško Gojkovic Trumpet
Frank Hittner Baritone Saxophone
Gary Klein Tenor Saxophone
Henry Southall Trombone
Ken Wenzel Trombone
Bobby Lee Jones Tenor Saxophone
Bob Stroup Trombone
Paul Fontaine Trumpet
Dave Gale Trumpet
Chuck Andrus Bass
Ziggy Harrell Trumpet
Gerald Lamy Trumpet
Bob Rudolph Trombone
Larry Cavelli Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Nolan Trumpet
Jackie Simley Stevens Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Morgan Trombone
Larry Cavelli Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Wenzel Trombone
Gerry Lamy Trumpet
Danny Nolan Trumpet
Billy Hunt Trumpet
Raoul Romero Tenor Saxophone
Jack Stevens Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Henry Mancini Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Joe Carroll Composer
Leonard Feather Original Liner Notes
Herbie Hancock Composer
Woody Herman Composer
Bill Holman Arranger, Composer
Charles Mingus Composer
Horace Parlan Composer
Oscar Peterson Composer
Nat Pierce Arranger, Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Ralph Burns Arranger, Composer
Matthew Gee Composer
Neal Hefti Arranger, Composer
Gene Roland Arranger, Composer
Bob Hammer Arranger, Composer
Bobby Russell Composer
Willis Conover Original Liner Notes
Tommy Newsom Arranger
Malcolm Addey Mastering
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Bill Chase Arranger, Composer
John Coppola Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Tom Delaney Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Jack Gale Arranger, Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Jack Tracy Liner Notes, Original Liner Notes
Meredith Willson Composer
Herb Wong Original Liner Notes
Chuck Stewart Cover Photo, Photo Courtesy
Ralph J. Gleason Original Liner Notes
Teddy Castion Composer
Oakland Composer
L. Gaines Composer
M. Parrish Composer
H. Tobias Composer
C. Kisco Composer
B. Scott Composer
T. Layton Composer
Fleecy Moore Composer
Coslow Composer
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