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Woody Herman & His Orchestra - Live In Seattle (1967)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 40:51 | Size: 93.34 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. Hush 4:45
2. Watermelon Man 7:45
3. Greasy Sack Blues 7:30
4. Jumpin' Blue 10:15
5. Make Someone Happy 5:50
6. Four Brothers 3:45

Recorded live in Seattle, 1967

Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Cuber
Bass – Michael Moore
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Woody Herman
Drums – Jack Ranelli
Piano – John Hicks
Tenor Saxophone – Frank Vicari, Sal Nistico, Steve Lederer
Trumpet – Bill Chase, Harry Hall, John Madrid, Richard Cooper
Tuba – Bob Burgess, Vince Prudente

The 1967 edition of Woody Herman's Orchestra is captured live in concert on this well-recorded European import. With fine playing from tenor saxophonist Sal Nistico, baritonist Ronnie Cuber, pianist John Hicks and high-note trumpeter Bill Chase, this is an excellent all-around showcase for the band. Some tunes are stronger than others, with "Greasy Sack Blues" and "Jumpin' Blue" being high points, although "Make Someone Happy" and the funky "Hush" are more routine. To Herman's credit, "Four Brothers" is the only one of his older songs to be reprised on this interesting set; the leader sounds good on clarinet, alto and soprano.

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