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.

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Track Listing : 0.Introduction – 00:47 . 1.Aurex Jazz Festival Sep.7,1980 At Yokohama Stadium In Yokohama – 18:34 . – Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) . – The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Gene Lockhart, Ernest Seitz) . – Oh Lady Be Good (George And Ira Gershwin) . – Memories Of You (Andy Razaf, Eubie Blake) . – If I Had You (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly) . 2.Aurex Jazz Festival Sep.3,1980 At Budokan In Tokyo – 42:18 . – Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) . – Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) . – Oh Lady Be Good (George And Ira Gershwin) . – Bewitched (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) . – The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (Gene Lockhart, Ernest Seitz) . – Broadway (Billy Byrd, Teddy Mcrae, Henri Wood) . – Goody, Goody (Matty Malneck, Johnny Mercer) . – Don’T Be That Way/Stompin’ At The Savoy (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson / Edgar Sampson) . – Memories Of You (Andy Razaf, Eubie Blake) . – Sing, Sing, Sing (Louis Prima) . – Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey) . 3.1957 – 15:03 . – Sing, Sing, Sing (Louis Prima) . – Airmail Special (Benny Goodman, James Mundy, Charlie Christian) . – Mozart With Japanese Musicians

Musicians : Benny Goodman – Clarinet . Teddy Wilson – Piano On (1 – 2) . Eddie Duran – Guitar On (1 – 2) . Al Obidenski – Bass On (1 – 2) . John Markha – Drums On (1 – 2) . Dick Nash – Trombone On (1 – 2) . Rare Silk – Group On (1) . Marylynn Gillaspie – Vocals On (1) . Gayle Scriver – Vocals On (1) . Marguerite Juenemann – Vocals On (1) . Hank Jones – Piano On (3) . Mousey Alexander – Drum On (3) . Isreal Crosby – Bass On (3) . Mel Davis – Trumpet On (3) . John Frosk – Trumpet On (3) . Billy Hodges – Trumpet On (3) . Jack Rains – Trombone On (3) . Rex Peer – Trombone On (3)

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