Celebrates 100 Years of Benny

Celebrates 100 Years of Benny

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by Dave Bennett
     
 

Dave Bennett's debut as a leader celebrates the centennial of the birth of Benny Goodman, who left an extensive record legacy during his long career. The danger in doing such a tribute is overtly copying Goodman's style, which Bennett manages to avoid. He also helps himself by utilizing a variety of groups: a trio with veteran pianist Dick Hyman (a former Goodman…  See more details below

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Dave Bennett's debut as a leader celebrates the centennial of the birth of Benny Goodman, who left an extensive record legacy during his long career. The danger in doing such a tribute is overtly copying Goodman's style, which Bennett manages to avoid. He also helps himself by utilizing a variety of groups: a trio with veteran pianist Dick Hyman (a former Goodman sideman) and drummer Ed Metz, Jr., a pianoless trio with Bucky Pizzarelli (another Goodman sideman) and bassist Jerry Bruno, along with live tracks featuring a sextet with (vibraphonist Jim Cooper, guitarist Hugh Leal, bassist Paul Keller, drummer Pete Siers, and pianist Bill Meyers) and one quartet track omitting Keller and Leal. Bennett has plenty of chops on his instrument but doesn't hog the program (like Goodman sometimes did), generously featuring his sidemen. The trio tracks stand out, especially the rousing "Sing, Sing, Sing!" with Hyman and Metz and the lush treatment of "In a Sentimental Mood" with Pizzarelli (a consummate, lyrical accompanist) and Bruno. The sextet performance of "Stompin' at the Savoy" is also a crowd pleaser. Expect to hear more from Dave Bennett.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941138924
catalogNumber:
19389

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Bennett   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Jim Cooper   Vibes
Dick Hyman   Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Jerry Bruno   Bass
Paul Keller   Bass
Ed Metz   Drums
Bill Meyer   Piano
Pete Siers   Drums
Hugh Leal   Guitar

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Louis Prima   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
John Golden   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Composer
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Mat Domber   Executive Producer
Rachel Domber   Executive Producer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
John Blackburn   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Hugh Leal   Producer,Audio Production
Raymond Hubbell   Composer

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