Fanfare for the Common Man Live in Houston, 1985 ( DVD - PAL All Zone)
Woody Herman, The Dukes of Dixieland, Pete Barbutti, Clark Terry, Joe Williams
Bring the legendary Woody Herman and his Young Thundering Herd together with The Dukes of Dixieland, Pete Barbutti, Clark Terry and Joe Williams, and the mix is explosive: hot jazz, cool blues, stars overhead and the greatest of Big Band stars on stage.
The performance of such loved tunes as Woodchoppers ball and April in Paris is leavened with the humour and affection theses musicians feel toward one another. The Dukes of Dixieland add their New Orleans jazz sound with Muskrat Ramble; Pete Barbutti mixes music and comedy. Clark Terrys Mumbles is a classic, and bluesman Joe Williams lends his distinctive style to Mind to Ramble as well as All of Me. When Woody concludes the concert, bringing the Thundering Herd to a thunderous crescendo for Aaron Coplands Fanfare for the Common Man, he raises his arms, slowly building the music, and turns to the audience. As one, the people rise and reach out to him with applause, becoming part of the performance themselves. This is a special moment in music too great to miss.
2. Woodchoppers ball
4. Peanut Vendor
5. Muskrat Ramble
6. Fourth Trumpet
7. C.T. Express
9. April in Paris: Tribute to Count Basie
10. Mind to Ramble
11. All of Me
12. Fanfare for the Common Man
Recorded Live in Houston, 1985
Total time: approx. 60 min.