Listen to Herb
Listen to interviews with Herb
Hear Herb talk about his life and career in his own words.
- Music at MIT Oral History Collection Herb Pomeroy Interviews, 1999-2000
- The Berklee Oral History Project Herb Pomeroy Interview, 2005
- Norm Nathan WBZ-AM Interview with Herb, 1995 (MP3)
A clip from a recording in the collection – broadcaster Norm Nathan interviews Pomeroy on his life and career as a Boston jazz icon.
Listen to Herb play and conduct
The collection contains 100s of recordings – here’s a sampling of short clips from the collection. All recordings are MP3s.
1953: Bird at Storyville with Herb
Radio announcer’s introduction to Herb Pomeroy performing with Charlie Parker at Boston jazz nightclub Storyville.
1958 (circa): Nica’s Dream
The Herb Pomeroy Orchestra, led by Pomeroy, playing Horace Silver’s “Nica’s Dream” at The Stable in Boston. Arranger unknown.
1977: Moment’s Notice
The Herb Pomeroy Orchestra, led by Pomeroy, playing John Coltrane’s “Moment’s Notice” at Sandy’s Jazz Revival in Beverly, Massachusetts. Arranged by Herb Pomeroy, recorded by WGBH Radio.
1977: Where’s Charlie?
The Herb Pomeroy Orchestra, led by Pomeroy, playing Herb Pomeroy’s “Where’s Charlie?” at Sandy’s Jazz Revival in Beverly, Massachusetts. Recorded by WGBH Radio.
The Herb Pomeroy Quartet playing Billy Strayhorn’s “Isfahan” at the Highland Jazz Series in Newton, Massachusetts. Herb Pomeroy on trumpet, Paul Schmeling on piano, Gray Sargent on guitar, and John Repucci on bass. Arranged by Herb Pomeroy.
1992: Herb playing at WGBH
Herb Pomeroy on trumpet and Marshall Wood on bass, recorded at WGBH studios in Boston. Introduction to “Summertime” by Heyward and Gershwin, arranged by Herb Pomeroy.
The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, led by Herb Pomeroy, playing Benny Golson’s “Stablemates” at the Herb Pomeroy Tribute Concert, on the occasion of Pomeroy’s retirement from Berklee. Arranged by Tommy Kamp.