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January 14, 2008

 

Superman Soars Off: Pete Candoli, 1923-2008

Pete Candoli, a trumpeter whose Superman-caped solos with the Woody Herman orchestra captured the exuberance of the swing era, has passed away at the age of 84.

September 3, 2007

 

The Incomplete Sonny Berman

Trumpeter Sonny Berman died at the age of 21 in 1947, leaving behind only a few brilliant solos, most of them recorded with Woody Herman's big band.

August 5, 2006

 

Hip Parade: Early Mark Murphy

Perennially-hip jazz singer Mark Murphy got his start recording for Decca in the mid-1950s...

June 3, 2006

 

Detour Ahead: Mary Ann McCall

We’ll hear a number of McCall's recordings with the Woody Herman big band, as well as small-group work, and more.

August 6, 2005

 

Jazz Studio 5 And 6: Ralph Burns And David Amram

We conclude our summer tour of the Decca Jazz Studio series with the fifth and sixth (and final) volumes.

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