Thundering Herd

Thundering Herd

by Woody Herman


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Thundering Herd

Of all the big-band leaders of the swing era, Woody Herman went the most out of his way to interpret current material and keep his orchestra young, enthusiastic, and modern. For this Fantasy date, Herman's band not only plays two John Coltrane songs, but material from Frank Zappa ("America Drinks and Goes Home"), Stanley Clarke ("Bass Folk Song"), and even Carole King ("Corazon"). This is one of Herman's most successful efforts of the period, for the arrangements (by Alan Broadbent, Bill Stapleton, and Tony Klatka) are inventive and generally swinging, with such soloists as Frank Tiberi on tenor, flügelhornist Klatka, and electric keyboardist Andy Laverne keeping the music continually interesting. "Blues for Poland," "Lazy Bird," and the Zappa piece are high points.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/1995
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218684125
catalogNumber: 841
Rank: 98370

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Woody Herman   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Andy LaVerne   Piano,Electric Piano
Dave Stahl   Flugelhorn
Johnny Rae   Percussion
Gary Anderson   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Byrne   Trumpet
Ron Davis   Drums
Harold Garrett   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Gregory Herbert   Flute,Piccolo,Tenor Saxophone
Chip Jackson   Electric Bass
Tony Klatka   Flugelhorn
Jan Konopasek   Baritone Saxophone
Jim Pugh   Trombone
Bill Stapleton   Flugelhorn
Frank Tiberi   Clarinet,Flute,Bassoon,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Richard Dollarhide   Conga
Steve Kohlbacher   Trombone
Buddy Powers   Flugelhorn
Bill Stapelton   Flugelhorn
John Rae   Percussion

Technical Credits

Alan Broadbent   Arranger
Woody Herman   Producer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Phil DeLancie   Remixing
Gregory Herbert   Contributor
Tony Klatka   Arranger
Bill Stapleton   Arranger
Jim Stern   Engineer
Jack Tracy   Producer
Tony Lane   Art Direction

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Thundering Herd 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the better Fantasy label releases from the (then) youngsters in "Herman's Herd". Arrangements are swingin' and the level of musicianship is high.