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Live Swing Sessions 1943-1949

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The music on this two-CD set is wonderful, featuring a full disc of obscure and sometimes unissued Benny Goodman big band performances and a second CD that showcases him with small groups. All of the music was originally broadcast on the radio and dates from the period when bebop took over jazz. Among the key sidemen are drummer Louie Bellson, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, trombonist Lou McGarity, trumpeter Bernie Privin, and pianist Jess Stacy among many others. However there are two problems to this reissue. The music is not released in chronological order and skips all over the place randomly. To make matters worse, Chris Pirie's lengthy liner notes say virtually nothing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The music on this two-CD set is wonderful, featuring a full disc of obscure and sometimes unissued Benny Goodman big band performances and a second CD that showcases him with small groups. All of the music was originally broadcast on the radio and dates from the period when bebop took over jazz. Among the key sidemen are drummer Louie Bellson, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, trombonist Lou McGarity, trumpeter Bernie Privin, and pianist Jess Stacy among many others. However there are two problems to this reissue. The music is not released in chronological order and skips all over the place randomly. To make matters worse, Chris Pirie's lengthy liner notes say virtually nothing about the music, instead ranting and raving about esoteric issues that are irrelevant to this release; they can safely be skipped. So if one wants to figure out who is soloing on what track, it takes a magnifying glass to look through the microscopic personnel listings and a bit of patience. However the music is consistently exciting and well worth picking up, particularly for the surprising touches of bop in places, including on Mary Lou Williams' "Lonely Moments."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2005
  • Label: Storyville Records
  • UPC: 717101209224
  • Catalog Number: 2092

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benny Goodman Primary Artist, Clarinet, Soloist
Louie Bellson Drums
Eddie Bert Tenor Trombone
Wardell Gray Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Greco Piano
Barney Kessel Guitar
Gene Krupa Drums
Red Norvo Vibes
Mel Powell Piano, Soloist
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Harry Babasin Double Bass, Track Performer
Gus Bivona Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Bushkin Piano
Al Klink Tenor Saxophone
Ray Linn Trumpet
Lou McGarity Tenor Trombone
Miff Mole Tenor Trombone
Babe Russin Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Nick Travis Trumpet
Heine Beau Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Don Lamond Drums
Mike Bryan Guitar
Red Ballard Tenor Trombone
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Frank Beach Trumpet
Franny Beecher Guitar
Milt Bernhart Tenor Trombone
Hoyt Bohannon Baritone Saxophone
Ernie Caceres Baritone Saxophone
Cutty Cutshall Tenor Trombone
Charles Frankhauser Trumpet
Herbie Haymer Reeds
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Skeets Herfurt Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Nate Kazebier Trumpet
Jack Lesberg Double Bass
Clyde Lombardi Double Bass
Johnny Mercer Vocals
Ralph Muzillo Trumpet
Tommy Pedersen Tenor Trombone
John Pepper Baritone Saxophone
Charles Perry Drums
Bernie Privin Trumpet, Track Performer
Jimmy Pupa Trumpet
Allan Reuss Guitar
John Rotella Baritone Saxophone
Joe Rushton Baritone Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Jess Stacy Piano
Tommy Todd Piano
Joe Triscari Trumpet
Jon Walton Tenor Saxophone
Sid Weiss Double Bass
Chauncey Welsch Tenor Trombone
George Wendt Trumpet
Kai Winding Tenor Trombone
Sam Weiss Drums, Double Bass
Jimmy Blake Trumpet
Leon Cox Tenor Trombone
Art Lund Vocals, Soloist
Barney Spieler Double Bass
Addison Collins French Horn
Doug Mettome Trumpet
Lee Young Drums
Charlie Castaldo Tenor Trombone
Gish Gilbertson Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Igoe Drums
Dick Mains Trumpet
Larry Molinelli Alto Saxophone
John Prager Alto Saxophone
Brody Schroff Trumpet
Bill Shine Alto Saxophone
Cliff Strickland Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Bobby Guyer Trumpet
Gerald Sanfino Alto Saxophone
Dale Pierce Trumpet
Eddie Wasserman Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Rosa Alto Saxophone
Mark Bennett Tenor Trombone
Jack Chaney Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
George Seaburg Trumpet
Leonard Kaye Alto Saxophone
Angelo Cicalese Alto Saxophone
George Monte Tenor Trombone
Howard Reich Trumpet
Beryl Davis Vocals
Lillian Lane Track Performer
Johnny DeSoto Drums
The Bill Harris Quintet Tenor Trombone
Dick Le Fave Tenor Trombone
Terry Swope Track Performer
John McClanian Best Jr. Trumpet
Lee Castaldo Trumpet
Michael "Peanuts" Hucko Tenor Saxophone
Bill Schaefer Tenor Trombone
Technical Credits
Stephen Foster Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Louis Prima Composer
Louie Bellson Arranger
Eubie Blake Composer
Buddy Greco Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Mel Powell Arranger
Jimmy Mundy Arranger
W.C. Handy Composer
Clyde McCoy Composer
Mary Lou Williams Composer
Noble Sissle Composer
Sidney Arodin Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Fletcher Henderson Arranger
Bud Green Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Bernie Privin Arranger
Don Raye Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Eddie Sauter Arranger
Sam H. Stept Composer
Savannah Churchill Composer
Ann Ronell Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Patricia Johnston Composer
Castrol Composer
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