Blues & Swing Groove (2 LP on 1 CD)
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Woody Herman

Blues & Swing Groove (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Jazz City Series

Dick Collins, Burt Collins (tp), Cy Touff (b-tp), Bill Harris, Wayne Andre (tb), Woody Herman (cl, vcl), Richie Kamuca, Arno Marsh (ts), Jay Cameron (bs), Vic Feldman (vib), Remo Biondi (g), Vince Guaraldi (p), Monty Budwig (b), Chuck Flores (d)

Reference: FSRCD 2238

Bar code: 8427328622387


In the summer of 1955 Woody Herman broke up his big band and put together a small, eight-piece group to hit Las Vegas. The unusual instrumentation of this octettwo trumpets, bass trumpet, tenor, clarinet and rhythmgave it a big, almost full orchestral sound. The group was terrifically exciting to play with. It had the old time spirit with modern thoughts, said Herman effusively. Aside from Woodys clarinet and vocals, Cy Touff, Richie Kamuca, and Dick Collins are the featured soloists.

All the vitality that Herman injected into anything he touched is unmistakably present here. Seven full-size Herd tracks from 1956 complete this set. The swinging and strongly Basie-felt arrangements are by Ralph Burns, Manny Albam, Nat Pierce and Johnny Coppola, and the solos are by Harris, Guaraldi, Feldman, Coppola, and Marsh. As a bonus, you can hear Woody sing the Blues with the late-night warmth and ease of phrasing that always made him so enjoyable.

01. Every Day I Get The Blues
02. Basin Street Blues
03. 9:20 Special
04. Bags Groove
05. Broadway
06. Jumpin At The Woodside
07. The Boot (The Theme)
08. Wailing Wall
09. Bass Face
10. Junior
11. Trouble In Mind
12. Smack Dab In The Middle
13. Pinetops Blues
14. Call It Stormy Monday
15. Dupree Blues
16. I Want A Little Girl
17. Blues Groove

Album details

Recorded in Hollywood, 1955; and Chicago, 1956

9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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