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Woody Herman Orchestra and Special Guests: A Tribute to the Legacy of Woody Herman: 60 Years

This 60-year retrospective tribute is a blockbuster endeavor that lives up to the brilliant Herman heritage. This recording session was the first made by the Frank Tiberi-led orchestra since Herman’s death in 1987, and preceded a sold-out concert in Carnegie Hall during the 1996 JVC New York Jazz Festival.

The Herman flame is kindled to its legendary brilliance throughout 12 tracks, from a splendid ’90s rendition of “Four Brothers” (Tiberi, John Nugent, John Gunther, Mike Brignola) to trombonist John Fedchock’s lyricism on “Laura” and the exciting exuberance of “Woody’s Whistle.” Tiberi himself sears his imprint on “Body and Soul” and “The Good Earth.”

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