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"Four Brothers" is a jazz standard composed by Jimmy Giuffre and performed by the Woody Herman Orchestra. Jazz standard refers to a tune that is widely known, performed, and recorded among jazz musicians. ... James Peter Giuffre (born in Dallas, Texas, 1921) is an American jazz saxophone and clarinet player. ... Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913–October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and Big band leader. ...


The song features four saxes (three tenors and one baritone) in an arrangement that gives each "brother" a solo and culminates in a hard-swinging sax section chorus.


The song so typifies the sound of Woody Herman's second "Herd" that the band is also known as the Four Brothers Band. The title also refers to the four musicians that played in the original version: Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Herbie Stewart, and Serge Chaloff. All four played in a light-vibrato style that was originated by Lester Young of the Count Basie Orchestra and popularized by Stan Getz. Stan Getz Stanley Getz, better known as Stan Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz musician. ... John Haley Zoot Sims was an American jazz musician. ... Serge Chaloff (1923–1957) was an American jazz baritone saxophonist. ... Lester Willis Young, nicknamed Prez (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. ... William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader. ...


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Four Brothers (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1435 words)
Four Brothers is a 2005 film starring Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, Mark Wahlberg, and Garrett Hedlund.
The seemingly-random murder of their adoptive mother in a convenience store sends four brothers to Detroit on the path of vengeance when they uncover a tangled criminal web involving a local kingpin...
After returning to Detroit for their mother's funeral, four adopted brothers set about avenging their mother's death, though warned not to by childhood friend and investigating officer Lt. Green (Terrence Howard) who admonishes that the police must be allowed to do their job, at the great derision of Bobby (Wahlberg).
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