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.
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.
Perennially-hip jazz singer Mark Murphy got his start recording for Decca in the mid-1950s...
We’ll hear a number of McCall's recordings with the Woody Herman big band, as well as small-group work, and more.
We conclude our summer tour of the Decca Jazz Studio series with the fifth and sixth (and final) volumes.