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Woody Herman

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The cover of The Thundering Herds 1945-1947

August 1, 2001 This box set contains many Herman's popular tunes, including his first hit, "Woodchopper's Ball."

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The cover of The Thundering Herds 1945-1947

August 1, 2001 This box set contains many Herman's popular tunes, including his first hit, "Woodchopper's Ball."

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More Stories

Woody Herman in 1946.

May 16, 2013 A reedman, talent scout and bandleader, Herman led "Herds" that were both popular and respected.

Artwork from the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra's 1970 album Consummation.

December 6, 2011 In the age of rock, big bands offered musical power from non-electric sources. Hear five examples.

Woody Herman in a mortar board

May 19, 2010 Hear five jazz tracks to help new graduates face the world beyond the cap and gown.

Apples

October 19, 2009 Hear five crisp jazz tunes, all of which relate in some way to a certain favorite fall fruit.

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Blowin' Up a Storm: The Columbia Years, 1945-1947

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The Thundering Herds 1945-1947

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