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Herb Pomeroy sporadically led big bands throughout his career, but this studio date is one of his best, mixing elements of both swing and bop. Many of the musicians won't be all that familiar to younger jazz fans, with trumpeter Bill Berry and alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano being the best-known players present. Pomeroy utilizes a number of different contributors for his charts, although the two jazz standards, "Woody 'n You" and "Lush Life," easily stand out above the other tracks; Berry takes top honors with his solo on both selections. The leader, also a trumpeter, restricts himself to just one solo, on "The Friar and Dr. Goulding." Issued by United Artists and long out of print, consider this LP to be a collectable likely to be found only on auction lists.


Born: 15 April 1930 in Gloucester, MA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Despite stints in support of jazz icons including Charlie Parker, Stan Kenton, and Lionel Hampton, trumpeter Herb Pomeroy's technical prowess and rich, lyrical tone remain largely unsung -- at the peak of his powers, he abandoned performing to teach music, influencing successive generations of players in the classroom instead of from the stage. Born April 15, 1930, in Gloucester, MA, Irving Herbert Pomeroy began playing trumpet after viewing a film featuring the immortal Louis Armstrong. After a...
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  • £7.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 1958

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