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Jazz Week: Clarinetist and Big Band Leader Woody Herman.

Band leader Woody Herman. Herman 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. He died in 1987. (ORIGINAL BROADCAST: May 1986 and 8/19/986)

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Other segments from the episode on December 27, 2000

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 27, 2000: Interview with Woody Herman; Interview with Stan Getz; Interview with Anita O'Day; Obituary for Jason Robards.

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