Video: Woody Herman, 1964


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In July 1964, the Woody Herman Orchestra appeared on the BBC2's Jazz 625 TV show. The show's title referred to the number of lines it used on the UHF frequency. The band put on a sterling performance, showcasing punchy trumpets, swinging trombones and swaying reeds. There also was was plenty of solo heat. The band included Bill Chase and Billy Hunt (tp); Phil Wilson and Henry Southall (tb); Sal Nistico and Joe Romano (ts); Nat Pierce (p); Chuck Israels (b) and Jake Hanna (d).

Here's over 55 minutes of Woody Herman in London in 1964...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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