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Remembering Woody Herman.

Band leader Woody Herman. This interview was originally recorded in May, 1986. Herman, who died on Thursday, was the leader of numerous big bands, all variously called The Thundering Herd. His bands were noted for their dazzling improvisation combined with their incisive ensemble playing.

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Other segments from the episode on October 30, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 30, 1987: Interview with David Attenborough; Interview with Orlando Haddad; Interview with Woody Herman; Review of the play ".

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