Benny Goodman took some stylistic chances during his 11-year tenure with Capitol. He listened closely to, then flirted with, bebop during this time, not altering his own swing-based playing but inserting it into a bop framework. He also played traditional swing in various small groups. The sessions covered on this most recent Mosaic four-disc (six-album) set were originally issued on a number of 10" and 12" albums, as well as the CDs BG in Hi Fi and The Benny Goodman Story, a Japanese issue.
Those looking to preview some of the most interesting jazz offerings due to arrive in any given year know that New York's Winter Jazzfest is the place to do it. For more than a decade, this annual January happening has had its finger on the pulse of the jazz world, giving the press, the fans, and curious jazz newcomers an opportunity to hear the best of what's around and the best of what's to come…
Bio of swing band leader 'Benny Goodman' from age 10 (1919) to his landmark Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938. Not exactly historically accurate, but great music. Also, guest appearances by many great musicians of the time.
Benny's Girls: Benny Goodman's Rare Songbirds album by Benny Goodman was released Feb 15, 2005 on the Collectors' Choice Music label. Recording information: 08/16/1934-06/13/1951.
Benny Goodman Story album by Benny Goodman was released Oct 31, 1995 on the Blue Note label. Recorded for Capitol around the time of his 1955 Hollywood biopic, here's over an hour of Benny and very hot band revisiting his most swingin' hits. Benny Goodman Story CD music Digitally remastered by Jeff Rach. Benny Goodman Story songs Recorded at the Riverside Plaza Hotel, New York, New York on December 7, 8 & 14, 1955.
Jazz Masters Deluxe Collection by Benny Goodman was released September 11, 2012 on the Entertainment Supplies label, and contains a single disc with 15 great selection tracks. A great compilation of this giant of jazz.
The great jazz clarinetist delights us with an excellent album of classical music. Amazing and highly recommended!