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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman records ‘Together Again!’ a reunion album with Lionel…

Benny Goodman’s ‘Together Again!’ is a reunion album recorded on February 13 & 14, 1963 with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa and released the same year by RCA. Track Listing : 1.Seven Come Eleven (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman) – 04:25 . 2.Say It Isn’T So (Irving Berlin) – 03:55 . 3.I’Ve Found A […]

Ella Fitzgerald finishes the recording of ‘Ella Swings Brightly with…

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson’ is a studio album recorded on January 5, 1959–December 27, 1961 with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and released in 1962 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) – 03:00 . 2.Don’T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) – 03:47 […]

Dave Brubeck Quartet records ‘Jazz at the College of the Pacific’…

Dave Brubeck Quartet’s ‘Jazz at the College of the Pacific’ is a live album recorded on December 14, 1953 and released in December 1953 by Fantasy Records. Track Listing : 1.All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 09:12 . 2.Laura (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) – 03:12 . 3.Lullaby In Rhythm (Walter […]

Benny Goodman is at Wolf Trap (1977)

December 6, 1977 – Benny Goodman performs with his Orchestra – that is John Bunch (p), Cal Collins (g), Michael Moore (b), Connie Kay (d), Warren Vache (tp), Buddy Tate (s), Al Klink (s) & Mickey Greven (b) at the “Wolf Trap” arts center in Vienna, Virginia

On TV today, the Orignal Benny Goodman Quartet (1972)

October 23, 1972 – The Orginal Benny Goodman Quartet – that is Benny Goodman (cl), Lionel Hampton (vb), Gene Krupa (d), Teddy Wilson (p) and George Duvivier (b)- performs for the first time on television at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoin Center in New York City

Benny Goodman goes to Warsaw (1976)

October 22, 1976 – Benny Goodman is with John Bunch (p), Warren Vache (tp), Buddy Tate (s), Peter Appleyard (vib), Cal Collins (gtr), Lennie Bush (b) and Barrett Deems (d) at Sala Kongresowa, Defilad Place in Warsaw (Poland)

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong‘s exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist. Who ever they were, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Earl Hines, Duke […]

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘At the Opera House’ in Los Angeles for…

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘At the Opera House’ is a live album recorded on October 7, 1957 in Los Angeles and released in 1958 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.It’S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) – 02:45 . 2.Don’Cha Go Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) – 2:31 . 3.Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered – […]

When Benny Goodman played New-York

Four occasions, three years : 1985, 1974 and 1938 “When Benny Goodman played New-York”. “Concert One” that he played during the tribute he received eight months before his death, at the Broadway Ballroom (yes, people were dancing to jazz then) of the newly opened Marriott Marquis Hotel. Two, a more intimate concert performed in 1974 […]

Benson Strictly Guitar

This Day (but in 2011), George Benson releases “Guitar Man” a mostly instrumental album. Now, guitar players are great on CD, but they are even better on video. By the simple fact that you can watch their fingers. (No you cannot on a CD).So we have compiled a “Benson Strictly Guitar” video playlist featuring a […]

Benny Goodman visits Yokohama (1980)

September 7, 1980 – Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Eddie Duran (g), Al Obidenski (b) and John Markham (dr) will be on stage at Aurex Jazz Festival, Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan

Benny Goodman In Japan

Benny Goodman came to Japan three times to perform in concert. In 1957 (or is it 1956?) sponsored by the U.S. State Department / ANTA and with a big band, in 1964 with a small group and in 1980 for the “Aurex Jazz Festival” happening in three cities.