Scott Herman

Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Herman Krebbers, solo violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 021-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Even with 15 other versions of Rimsky's masterpiece of orchestral virtuosity to choose from — some in the top flight — this was recognized from the first as one of the most rewarding, thanks largely to Krebbers's exceptionally sweet, gently appealing and bewitching personification of the story - spinning Scheherazade and to Kondrashin's skill in pacing and shaping movements as a whole, relating the diverse tempos and building up tension and dynamics by careful control so as to create climaxes of thrilling intensity and power. the 'shipwreck' finale, in particular, was overwhelming; and this was achieved without resorting to the ultra - fast tempos adopted by some conductors to whip up excitement. The Concertgebouw's crisp, sonorous and sensitive playing (full marks both to the splendid strings and to the wind soloists) was caught with the utmost fidelity; but the Compact Disc's total exclusion even of minimal extraneous background now marks a still further improvement, as can be judged by the dead silence against which Scheherazade's pleadings are heard. The final coda is ravishingly beautiful.

Deb Scott - Playing Favorites (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 28, 2017
Deb Scott - Playing Favorites (2017)

Deb Scott - Playing Favorites (2017)
XLD | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 160 MB | 00:50:45
Classical | Label: Navona | Release Year: 2017

Trombonist Deb Scott makes her Parma debut with her new Navona release PLAYING FAVORITES, accompanied by pianist Ron Petti. She performs a variety of her favorite pieces that appeal to her background in jazz and to her considerable technical skill. She writes: “What I love about each one is its ability to engage a diverse audience making for enjoyable and exciting musical moments.”
Woody Herman - The Fourth Herd & The New World of Woody Herman (1995) [MFSL, UDCD 630]

Woody Herman - The Fourth Herd & The New World of Woody Herman (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 630 | ~ 464 or 176 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Big Band

This CD is quite a bit different than most audiophile releases for it contains rare rather than famous recordings. 1959's The Fourth Herd (which features an all-star group of studio musicians and Woody Herman alumni along with his octet of the time) was only put out briefly by Jazzland while the music on 1962's The New World of Woody Herman was never available commercially before; both were originally cut for the SESAC Transcribed Library and were available only to selected radio stations on a subscription basis…

Woody Herman - The Thundering Herds 1945-1947 (1988)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 5, 2016
Woody Herman - The Thundering Herds 1945-1947 (1988)

Woody Herman - The Thundering Herds 1945-1947 (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CBS, 460825 2 | ~ 230 or 120 Mb | Scans(png) -> 163 Mb
Jazz / Big Band

Since the definitive three-LP box set Thundering Herds is out-of-print, this single CD is the best place for listeners to go first when starting to explore the music of Woody Herman. There are 16 selections from what was arguably his best band, his First Herd, and two numbers (including the original version of "Four Brothers") by The Second Herd…
Woody Herman - The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Woody Herman (1945-47) [7CD BoxSet] (2004) {Mosaic}

Woody Herman - The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Woody Herman (1945-47) [7CD BoxSet] (2004) {Mosaic}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.53 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.02 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 146 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 Mosaic Records / Sony Music | MD7-223
Jazz / Big Band / Cool / Swing / Latin Jazz / Mambo

WOODY HERMAN The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Woody Herman And His Orchestra & Woodchoppers (Extremely rare & limited 2004 US 141-track Mosaic audiophile 7-CD box set, including many alternate and unissued takes, entirely comprehensive of Woody's fabulous output for Columbia. Housed in a beautifully presented textured outer black box with front pasted picture cover, complete with four credit/tracklisting picture booklets plus an informative 32-page LP sized booklet, featuring stunning black & white session photographs and extensive liner notes. Woody Herman’s bands had it all in the years documented here: hit vocal tunes, top-rated national radio show, star instrumental soloists, new instrumental sounds hailed by jazz critics and fans alike, adventurous arrangements, female singers with sex appeal and a level of musicianship marking them as among the best large ensembles in jazz history.

Woody Herman Big Band - 50th Anniversary Tour (1986)  

Posted by PCWhizzkid at April 3, 2011
Woody Herman Big Band - 50th Anniversary Tour (1986)

Woody Herman Big Band - 50th Anniversary Tour (1986)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 293 MB | SCANS - 17 MB (600dpi)
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Concord | Catalogue No: CCD 4302

This set,is the best of the Woody Herman Orchestra's Concord recordings & celebrates his 50th year as a bandleader, quite an accomplishment. No guest stars are needed for this set, which shows just how strong a big band he still had. The band was in fine shape even if the leader was aging. Whether it be "It Don't Mean a Thing," John Coltrane's "Central Park West" (a great arrangement) or Don Grolnick's "Pools," every selection is excellent.~ Scott Yanow
Woody Herman - Woody and Friends, Monterey Jazz Festival 1979 (24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip)

Woody Herman - Woody and Friends, Monterey Jazz Festival 1979
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, RS | 987 MB 3% recovery
1979 | Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | CJ-170 | US pressing
Rated 4 out of 5 star by AllMusic Guide

Recorded live at the 1979 Monterey Jazz Festival, Herman and his Young Thundering Herd welcomed trumpeters Woody Shaw and Dizzy Gillespie and trombonist Slide Hampton to the bandstand for "Woody'n You" and "Manteca," and featured guest Stan Getz on a typically beautiful rendition of "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" The other side of the original LP finds the Herd sounding in spirited form on four standards with baritonist Gary Smulyan and tenor saxophonist Frank Tiberi (who doubles on bassoon during "Caravan") taking solo honors.
(Scott Yanow - AllMusic Guide)

Woody Herman - Woody's Gold Star (1987) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip  Vinyl & HR

Posted by nettz at Sept. 10, 2010
Woody Herman - Woody's Gold Star (1987) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Woody Herman - Woody's Gold Star
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | no cue | no log | Covers | MU, RS, FF | 1.08 GB 3% recovery
1987 | Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | CJ-330 | US pressing
Rated 4 out of 5 star by AllMusic Guide

Herman's final recording, made just weeks before his health began to seriously fail, is actually quite good. With future leader Frank Tiberi contributing some strong tenor solos, John Fedchock writing some colorful arrangements for a varied program (ranging from "Rose Room" and "'Round Midnight" to Chick Corea's "Samba Song"), and three guest percussionists on some of the pieces, this is an enjoyable release. Herman takes short solos on three of the pieces, recorded approximately 50 years after he formed his first successful big band. This serves as a fine closer to a significant career.
(Scott Yanow - All Music Guide)
Woody Herman - A Great American Evening (1983) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Woody Herman - A Great American Evening
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | no cue | no log | Covers | MU, RS, FF | 934 MB 3% recovery
1983 | Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | CJ-220 | US pressing | Vinyl: M
Recorded live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, April 1983

The third and final LP volume in the Woody Herman Presents series finds him leading an all-star band, playing clarinet and taking rare late-period vocals on "I've Got the World on a String" and "Caldonia." Actually, there are almost too many talents to hear from during this set, including tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, trombonist George Masso, trumpeter/vocalist Jack Sheldon (who does a funny bit on "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"), Japanese clarinetist Eiji Kitamura, and even whistler Ron McCroby. It all works somehow on this upbeat set of swinging music.
(Scott Yanow - AllMusic Guide)

Herman Yau: Rebellion (2009)  Video

Posted by mal11lam at Oct. 27, 2009
Herman Yau: Rebellion (2009)

: Rebellion – Herman Yau (2009)
Mandarin | Subtitle: none | 1:26:05 | 640 x 368 NTSC | DivX | MP3 – 115 kbps | 700 MB
Genre: Action/Drama

REBELLION is set over a single night, as five gang bosses - Jimmy, Sand, Jupiter, Coffee and Man Ching - break their uneasy alliance and a vicious turf war threatens to engulf the city. Over the past few years, these five big brothers have remained peaceful and amicable with each other, agreeing to separate territories and keeping violence to a minimum.
Po (Shaun Yue) is Jimmy's number one bodyguard and after being given the night off to celebrate his birthday, Jimmy is gunned down in the street and lies in critical condition in a backstreet surgery. Everybody is in agreement the assassination attempt was an inside job and the prime suspect is the hotheaded Blackie (Chapman To), Jimmy's No.2 whose thirst for power is well known.