This photo of Woody Herman's band in the summer of 1948 (based on the light jackets) is another one from Betty's collection of snapshots and stills. It was sent to me by her friend Chris. Betty has donated all of her prints, including this one, to Rutgers University's Institute of Jazz Studies. But since she and Chris also are big JazzWax readers, they wanted you to see this one, too. [Click on photo to enlarge]
Here's the band personnel, courtesy of Ira Gitler:
From left, Harry Babasin (bass), Fred Otis (piano), a Mutual Network engineer or announcer, Mary Ann McCall (voc) and Don Lamond (drums). Trumpets, from left: Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Shorty Rogers and Marky Markowitz. Trombones, from left: Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson and Bob Swift (likely hidden: Bill Harris). Saxes, from left: Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Sam Marowitz (likely, obscured), Zoot Sims (partly obscured) and Serge Chaloff.
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JazzWax clip: Here's Four Brothers, a Jimmy Giuffre song and arrangement that was in this band's book. The 78-rpm has a nice rich bottom sound...