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The Thundering Herd: Original Recordings 1945-1947 CD

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  • Audio CD (3 Oct. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Naxos Jazz
  • ASIN: B000B6N62M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 233,174 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Puglia Birdman on 29 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
First impressions are good, in fact its a great introduction to the First Herd. Have only played twice so far and enjoyed each time. Need more plays to really get the best.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The First Herd and a smattering of the Second 17 May 2007
By R. Viehdorfer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is, in my opinon, the finest big-band of the post-war 40's, bar none. Herman, who was "terribly impressed" with the voicings of the Ellington band, felt there was something beyond "The Band That Plays The Blues". Featuring the brilliant rhythm section of pianist/writer-arranger Ralph Burns, bassist Chubby Jackson, guitarist Billy Bauer and legendary drummer Dave Tough, this big band set the standard that virtually every other major big band tried to emulate, including Boyd Raeburn and Buddy Rich. With additional arrangements by a young trumpeter by the name of Neal Hefti, this band had a high-flying excitement that is hard to match in any era. While not strictly or even occasionally a 'bop' band (that was left to the Second Herd, the "Four Brothers" Band) the imaginative writing and high musicianship mark this band as unique in its time. The famous sidemen featured in these recordings are too many to list; suffice it to say you will recognize many players. My favorite tracks include The Good Earth, the ethereal Backtalk, Wild Root, Northwest Passage, Four Brothers - there isn't a bad chart on the CD. And, if you want to know why Dave Tough was held in such high esteem, listen to Bijou - it doesn't get any better than that. Absolutely first-rate, and historically significant for anyone building a jazz library.
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One of the Best Herds 21 Nov. 2001
By "sdog4" - Published on
Format: Audio CD
My earlier review on this site only noted that the original information posted by Amazon about this CD was wrong (it referred to a 1974 recording). I had the priviledge of having Woody Herman autograph this album in 1966 when it actually was an album (two records), before CDs were even thought of. This is classic 2nd Herd music, with top flight musicians showing how bebop was beginning to influence all big band music. If you don't enjoy this record - you don't like jazz!!
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Greatest Jazz Orchestra 4 Jun. 2012
By James - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Woody Herman's first thundering herd (1945)was beyond a doubt his all time best. I'm 85 yrs. old and was 17 when I first heard the band on 78 vinyl....Caldonia was the selection. It blew my sox off. The excitement and drive that band had changed forever the direction my tastes in big band jazz went. If I was asked to rate the all time best jazz band, it would have to be this one
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The Best of the Best 6 Feb. 2007
By Stan G. - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Great bands, the best of charts (arrangements), musicians, solos and choice of tunes. A thoroughly enjoyable CD and the Columbia Jazz Masterpiece booklet is very informative.
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Woody does/did it again!!! 28 Jan. 2013
By MiltonPatrie - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you're like me and really love the Woody swinging big band, you'll really enjoy this one!!! My favorite drummer, Dave Tough - how we miss him!
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