Thursday, May 16, 2013

Woody Herman 100 -- May 16, 2013

Woody Herman, reed man and leader of the many Herds, would have been 100 years old today.  Herb Caen always wrote interesting items about his visits to San Francisco.  I enjoyed all of Woody's music that I got to hear, but the Four Brothers period is my favorite. He was often ahead of his time.  He had Dizzy Gillespie write arrangements in 1942. 

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