The Third Herd was disbanded before Christmas 1955. Woody Herman founded a new band, the Fourth Herd or normaly labeled as the New Thundering Herd. With that band he made a tour along South America and the Carribean and in July 1957 he recorded the album Woody Herman - Fifty Eight. This LP contains 12 tracks with compositions and arrangements byTadd Dameron ( Small Crevice), by Gene Roland, who was responsable for more then half of the tunes, Bill Holman andHorace Silver composition The Preacher, a short, wailing essay on the nature of the blues. Gene Roland, introduced to Woody by Nat Pierce, was the bands chief staff arranger since early 1957. The tune Wailin' in the Woodshed was his first arrangement for the band.
The LP Woody Herman Fifty Eight, ( or Woody Herman '58as it appears on the cover) with these great arrangements, is now reissued completely on a Lonehill Jazz CD ( Lonehill Jazz LHJ 10311). This album learns what a great band leader Woody Herman was; the sound of this Thundering Herd, made by a group of musicians, individualists, only four month together, is impressing ! Hans Koert - firstname.lastname@example.org )
Bill Chase, Dave Gale, Billy Hunt (t), Phil Wilson, Henry Southall, Bob Rudolph (tb), Woody Herman (cl), Sal Nistico, Jackie Stevens, Bobby Jones (ts), Frank Hittner (bars), Nat Pierce (p), Chuck Andrus (b), Jake Hanna (d). Early summer, 1963.
That's Where It Is" Feb 1964 Nat Pierce Piano - Jake Hanna drums - Sal Nistico Sax