Air Play

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
By virtue of both its content and the implication of its title, Air Play is the perfect companion disc to Columbia's double-disc On the Air set. Drawn from the personal collection of producer Bob Thiele, Air Play consists of performances from radio broadcasts dating between December 1936 and 1938, a period in which Goodman and his band were at the pinnacle of their combined popularity and influence; the material includes works performed by full band and also by the Goodman trio and quartet. One instance -- a shortwave broadcast from New York to the BBC -- has Gene Krupa out with the flu and Lionel Hampton sitting in on drums. Krupa is back for the extraordinary quartet ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
By virtue of both its content and the implication of its title, Air Play is the perfect companion disc to Columbia's double-disc On the Air set. Drawn from the personal collection of producer Bob Thiele, Air Play consists of performances from radio broadcasts dating between December 1936 and 1938, a period in which Goodman and his band were at the pinnacle of their combined popularity and influence; the material includes works performed by full band and also by the Goodman trio and quartet. One instance -- a shortwave broadcast from New York to the BBC -- has Gene Krupa out with the flu and Lionel Hampton sitting in on drums. Krupa is back for the extraordinary quartet performance of "Stompin' at the Savoy," a lean, swinging stripped-down number here. "Shine," which follows, is one of the greatest showcases you'll ever find for Lionel Hampton's vibraphone work, with Goodman and Krupa showing admirable restraint while their bandmate soars. Teddy Wilson also gets his moments, while the full band performances include dates with Harry James still in the trumpet section. But at the center of it all is Goodman's clarinet, which is magical whenever it appears. For contrasts, we get two completely difference performances of "Body and Soul" and "Dinah." This is a different set of radio performances from those included in the On the Air set, but no less valuable musically. The one slight drawback is the sound quality, which does reveal some noise in the sources for these performances radio transcription discs, but the music and performances are of such uniformly high caliber that this problem can easily be ignored, and even with the occasional surface noise, the digital transfer captures the ambience of these broadcasts and their venues in warm, intimate detail.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/1989
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644035025
  • Catalog Number: 40350

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Want to Be Happy
  2. 2 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  3. 3 Body and Soul
  4. 4 Dinah
  5. 5 Stompin' at the Savoy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
  6. 6 Shine
  7. 7 Japanese Sandman
  8. 8 An Apple a Day
  9. 9 Some of These Days
  10. 10 Goodbye
  11. 11 Chicago
  12. 12 Moten Swing
  13. 13 You're Blasé
  14. 14 I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams
  15. 15 Stardust
  16. 16 Russian Lullaby
  17. 17 In a Mist
  18. 18 Margie
  19. 19 You Go to My Head
  20. 20 You're Driving Me Crazy
  21. 21 Lullaby in Rhythm
  22. 22 Bumble Bee Stomp
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benny Goodman Primary Artist, Clarinet
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Harry James Trumpet
Gene Krupa Drums
Teddy Wilson Piano
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Vido Musso Tenor Saxophone
Red Ballard Trombone
Noni Bernardi Alto Saxophone
Vernon Brown Trombone
Harry Goodman Bass
Irving Goodman Trumpet
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Benny Heller Guitar
George Koenig Alto Saxophone
Murray McEachern Trombone
Allan Reuss Guitar
Art Rolline Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Jess Stacy Piano
Dave Tough Drums
Bill DePew Alto Saxophone
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Track Performer
David Matthews Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Benny Goodman Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Con Conrad Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Bob Thiele Producer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Joe Young Composer
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Benny Davis Composer
Walter Hirsch Composer
Clarence Profit Composer
Traditional Composer
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