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The Benny Goodman Small Bands Collection 1935-45

The Benny Goodman Small Bands Collection 1935-45

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Clarinettist and bandleader Benny Goodman was one of the giants of the swing era. However, he also greatly enjoyed playing in more flexible small jazz groups, where his superb technique had more of a chance to shine.

This 3CD set brings together a significant proportion of the titles he recorded in Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet and Septet environments the heyday of his swing orchestra. With repertoire ranging across standards and original compositions it’s a feast of great small band jazz.

It is a thoroughly enjoyable anthology that showcases Benny and his colleagues swinging and improvising in some star-studded line-ups.


REVIEWS

Acrobat's three-box set comprises 71 peerless tracks released on the RCA-Victor, Columbia and Okeh labels in Swing's great heyday of 1935-45. Here we find wonderfully creative performances from Cootie Williams, Count Basie, Slam Stewart, John Kirby, Fletcher Henderson and Red Norvo, to list some of the stellar names that Benny attracted and inspired as his groups grew in size... what joyous life-affirming swinging music.  - Andrew Liddle (Jazz Rag Issue 164)

A thoroughly enjoyable anthology of small band jazz that defies being categorised, ranging across both well-known standards and original compositions, and allows us to hear Benny and his colleagues swinging and improvising in some star-studded line-ups. - Pete Lay (Just Jazz Issue 275)

This 71 track three CD collection, while not complete, offers a wide and comprehensive overview of such recordings during the time span of 1935-1945. The usual thoroughly researched booklet essay adds to the thoroughly satisfying listening experience, making this a strong contender for one of the best sets of the year, even if we are only in January at the time if writing! - Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune Issue 348)

This compilation gives a very informative bird's eye view of the Benny Goodman small groups over their first decade. Racially integrated for the most part, with several star players alongside Benny, and a repertoire that helped to define the swing era, these groups were hugely important in jazz history. - Alyn Shipton (Jazzwise Issue 261)


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 After You've Gone Benny Goodman Trio
2 Body And Soul Benny Goodman Trio
3 Who ? Benny Goodman Trio
4 Someday Sweetheart Benny Goodman Trio
5 China Boy Benny Goodman Trio
6 More Than You Know Benny Goodman Trio
7 Lady Be Good Benny Goodman Trio
8 Nobody's Sweetheart Benny Goodman Trio
9 Dinah Benny Goodman Quartet
10 Sweet Sue, Just You Benny Goodman Quartet
11 My Melancholy Baby Benny Goodman Quartet
12 Tiger Rag Benny Goodman Quartet
13 Stompin' At The Savoy Benny Goodman Quartet
14 Whispering Benny Goodman Quartet
15 Ida Benny Goodman Quartet
16 Tea For Two Benny Goodman Quartet
17 Runnin' Wild Benny Goodman Quartet
18 Avalon Benny Goodman Quartet
19 Handful Of Keys Benny Goodman Quartet
20 The Man I Love Benny Goodman Quartet
21 Smiles Benny Goodman Quartet
22 Liza Benny Goodman Quartet
23 Where Or When Benny Goodman Trio
24 Vieni, Vieni Benny Goodman Quartet
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) Benny Goodman Quartet
2 Sweet Lorraine Benny Goodman Trio
3 The Blues In Your Flat Benny Goodman Quartet
4 Sugar Benny Goodman Quartet
5 Dizzy Spells Benny Goodman Quartet
6 Opus 1/2 Benny Goodman Quartet
7 I Must Have That Man Benny Goodman Trio
8 Sweet Georgia Brown Benny Goodman Quartet
9 'S Wonderful Benny Goodman Quartet
10 Pick-A-Rib (Pt 1) Benny Goodman Quintet 
11 I Cried For You Benny Goodman Quintet 
12 I Know That You Know Benny Goodman Quintet 
13 Opus 3/4 Benny Goodman Quartet
14 Flying Home [Homeward Bound] Benny Goodman Sextet
15 Rose Room (In Sunny Roseland) Benny Goodman Sextet
16 Star Dust Benny Goodman Sextet
17 Memories Of You Benny Goodman Sextet
18 Soft Winds Benny Goodman Sextet
19 Seven Come Eleven [Roast Turkey Stomp] Benny Goodman Sextet
20 Shivers Benny Goodman Sextet
21 AC-DC Current Benny Goodman Sextet
22 I'm Confessin' Benny Goodman Sextet
23 The Sheik Of Araby Benny Goodman Sextet
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Poor Butterfly Benny Goodman Sextet
2 I Surrender Dear Benny Goodman Sextet
3 Grand Slam [Boy Meets Goy] Benny Goodman Sextet
4 Six Appeal [My Daddy Rocks Me] Benny Goodman Sextet
5 These Foolish Things Benny Goodman Sextet
6 Good Enough To Keep [Airmail Special] Benny Goodman Sextet
7 Wholly Cats Benny Goodman Sextet
8 Royal Garden Blues Benny Goodman Sextet
9 As long as I live Benny Goodman Sextet
10 Benny's Bugle Benny Goodman Sextet
11 I Can't Give You Anything But Love Benny Goodman Sextet
12 Breakfast Feud Benny Goodman Sextet
13 On The Alamo Benny Goodman Sextet
14 I've Found A New Baby Benny Goodman Sextet
15 Gone With What Draft Benny Goodman Sextet
16 A Smo-O-Oth One Benny Goodman Septet
17 If I Had You Benny Goodman Sextet
18 Limehouse Blues Benny Goodman Sextet
19 The Wang-Wang Blues Benny Goodman Sextet
20 The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise Benny Goodman Sextet
21 Slipped Disc Benny Goodman Sextet
22 Oomph Fah Fah Benny Goodman Sextet
23 Shine Benny Goodman Sextet
24 Ain't Misbehavin' Benny Goodman Sextet
  • Artist:
    Benny Goodman
  • EAN:
    0824046910327
  • Discs:
    3
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    December 2020
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9103
  • Weight:
    0.2kg