There have been several inquiries about whether we are affected by the winter storms in this part of the world. Yes. My shoveling muscles are affected. Driving can be interesting. But when you wake up to sights like these, who cares if there’s a foot of snow.
Way off in the distance in the upper right is Mount Adams.
Such scenery inevitably leads to thoughts of this:
Woody Herman’s First Herd, recorded in December, 1945. The trumpet solo was by Sonny Berman, the trombone by Bill Harris. Neal Hefti’s arrangement was advanced for the timehis final chords still sound advancedbut there is no doubt that Woody’s vocal was what made the record a hit. If you’d like to hear the recording in better than 78-rpm quality, Mosaic did a splendid job of remastering it for this box set.