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Celebrating the 100th birthday of big band jazz leader Woody Herman the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with drummer and Herman alumnus Jeff Hamilton plays eleven newly crafted arrangements of Woody's greatest hits from the 1940s and 1950s capturing the swing and excitement of the great Woody Herman Herds.

Jeff Hamilton: drums
Bob Lark: director, trumpet, flugelhorn
Corbin Andrick: alto saxophone, flute
Andrew Janak: alto saxophone
Sean Packard: tenor saxophone
Michael Plankey: tenor saxophone
Mark Hiebert: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Mark Colby: clarinet
Bryan Tipps: trombone
Brett Balika: trombone
Alex Wasily: trombone
Tony Portela: trombone
Thomas Matta: trombone
Marques Carroll: trumpet
Tom Klein: trumpet
Bobby Lark: trumpet
David Kaiser: trumpet
Pete Benson: piano
Brandon Hunt: guitar
Matt Ulery: bass

Artist(s)/Title: The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with Jeff Hamilton: Salutes Woody Herman
Catalog #: JM1064
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Album Reviews: Click Here
  1. Woodchopper's Ball - Listen to clip
  2. Sidewalks of Cuba - Listen to clip
  3. Early Autumn - Listen to clip
  4. Laura - Listen to clip
  5. Lemon Drop - Listen to clip
  6. Blue Flame - Listen to clip
  7. Sonny Speaks - Listen to clip
  8. Apple Honey - Listen to clip
  9. Four Brothers - Listen to clip
  10. Bijou - Listen to clip
  11. The Good Earth - Listen to clip
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  • A dynamic, swinging celebration of Woody Herman's 100th birthday by the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with Jeff Hamilton. These big band performances feature newly crafted arrangements of eleven tunes from the cannon of Herman's library of the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Woody Herman alumnus Jeff Hamilton is the drummer and guest artist on all selections with the critically acclaimed DePaul University Jazz Ensemble. Jeff's playing brings unparalleled life and swing to the music. Especially notable soloists are DePaul Jazz Studies faculty members Bob Lark, Mark Colby and Thomas Matta, and Jazz Ensemble student pianist Pete Benson, alto saxophonist Corbin Andrick, trombonist Bryan Tipps, baritone saxophonist Mark Hiebert, and bassist Matt Ulery.
  • Fresh, beautifully crafted arrangements by DePaul students, faculty and alumni capture the spirit, swagger and brilliance of the great Woody Herman Herds.

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