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Album Review

The Woody Herman Orchestra: A Tribute to the Legacy of Woody Herman

Read "A Tribute to the Legacy of Woody Herman" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Legacy is the first recording by the Woody Herman Orchestra since Woody's passing in October 1987. As the latest Herd reprises briefly Herman's well-known theme, “Blue Flame," and dives impulsively into Jimmy Giuffre's classic, “Four Brothers," what becomes immediately apparent is that the band hasn't surrendered much ground under music director Frank Tiberi, even with guys named Nugent, Brignola, Gunther and Tiberi sitting in for Sims, Chaloff, Getz and Steward in the sax section (and drummer Jim Rupp launching thunderbolts ...


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