Woody Herman: Carnegie Hall 1946

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Verve
PERFORMER: Herman (clt) & his big band, incl. Sonny Berman (t), Bill Harris (tb), John LaPorta (as), Flip Phillips (ts), Don Lamond (d)
CATALOGUE NO: 559 833-2

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A luminous documentation of one of the great big bands in jazz in peak form. Among eight previously unreleased tracks is the Ebony Concerto written for Herman by Stravinsky, who rehearsed the band especially for this performance. SN