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Feature-length documentary about big band jazz leader Woody
Herman, who led his group for more than 50 years from 1936
until his death in 1987.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Graham Carter, this DVD
includes interviews with 35 musicians and jazz historians, including
Woody himself, as well as Phil Wilson, Joe Lovano, Terry Gibbs,
Jeff Hamilton, Sonny Igoe, Frank Tiberi, Dr. Herb Wong, and
Features several rare performances, including broadcasts from
The Ed Sullivan Show and Iowa Public Television.
Includes almost 400 photographs and images of Woody and his
various bands over a 50-year career.
Herman s story parallels the changes in jazz, from the 1930s Swing
Era to bebop and cool jazz in the 1940s and 1950s, and the emergence
of jazz/rock fusion in the 1960s and 1970s.
Many jazz stars got their start in Herman s band, including Pete &
Conte Candoli, Flip Phillips, Neal Hefti, Terry Gibbs, Stan Getz,
Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Sal Nistico, Bill Chase, Frank Tiberi, Alan
Broadbent, Joe Lovano, and Jeff Hamilton.
The Herds featured some of the finest jazz composers of the last
seven decades, such as Ralph Burns, Neal Hefti, Shorty Rogers,
Gene Roland, Gerry Mulligan, Bill Holman, Nat Pierce, and
Most people THINK Woodchoppers Ball is Woody's theme song. However, his ACTUAL theme song is Blue Flame, one of the few albums I didn't have ... now I do!!!Published 12 months ago by Celwynne Conell
Dont like Behop Like the early part of his repoitaire was quite good. Later with behop - not my style Kindest Regards A Peter J BarrPublished 15 months ago by Alfred Peter John Barr
Excellent and covers most of the bases in Woody's career. First complete "Blues in the Night" I've seen on vidio.Published 18 months ago by MCC
This item was purchased as a gift. I will see it in the future. Woody and his bands were a always a pleasure. Thanks, amazonPublished 19 months ago by Michael Palermo
fave archival video. superb. following Woody since the 1950's even I found new factoids. saw the band woody leading numerous times.Published on April 9, 2013 by hippy Mac
I've always loved Woody -- as a singer, a horn player, and as leader of one of the great bands of all time. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Jim Brown
We gave it as a gift to Noah Brandmark, who appeared on the Ed Sullivan show with Woody Herman. He loved itPublished on February 9, 2013 by SUSAN DIFIORE