Woody Herman was a well-respected band leader, clarinetist, and saxophonist. He began the first of his own bands in 1936. Throughout his career, his bands were nicknamed "Herman's Herd" or "Swinging Herd" or a similar variation, after the great collection of jazz musicians and the force and originality with which they played. Music presented in this episode of Big Band Serenade is from 1937-1951 oldtmeradiodvd.com/sale