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Farewell [CD/DVD]

Farewell [CD/DVD]

by Benny Goodman
     
 
The sloppy packaging here indicates that this is Benny Goodman's last recorded live performance -- but the clarinetist lived another five years and would be recorded and videotaped on other occasions. What this combined CD/DVD represents is Goodman's final live recording in Denmark, where it was taped in 1981 at Copenhagen's Jazzhus Skulfelter for television broadcast

Overview

The sloppy packaging here indicates that this is Benny Goodman's last recorded live performance -- but the clarinetist lived another five years and would be recorded and videotaped on other occasions. What this combined CD/DVD represents is Goodman's final live recording in Denmark, where it was taped in 1981 at Copenhagen's Jazzhus Skulfelter for television broadcast. Goodman opens with a rhythm section -- pianist Don Haas, guitarist Harry Pepl, bassist Peter Witte, and drummer Charly Antolini -- and sticks to familiar standards. When trumpeter Jimmy Maxwell, the only regular Goodman collaborator on this small-group club date, joins the band, Goodman promptly sits out to give him the spotlight for "I'm Confessin'." Danish jazz violinist Svend Asmussen was an added guest for several numbers, though only one is included in this release. The audio and video editing are nicely done, though none of Goodman's performances here would be considered among his best, as he was essentially working with a pickup band touring Europe rather than a regular group with whom he had played frequently. But this CD/DVD package is worth investigating if found at a reasonable price.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/2003
Label:
Tv Matters
UPC:
0809744903024
catalogNumber:
9030

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Charlie Christian   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Eugene Lockhart   Composer
Ernest Seitz   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
John Golden   Composer
Raymond Hubbell   Composer

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