The Complete Capitol Trios

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Complete Captiol Trios is a long-overdue reissue of the five trio sessions Benny Goodman led for Capitol Records. The five sessions are easily broken down into two categories -- recordings from 1947 and recordings from 1954. The highlights of the 1947 recordings are sessions with pianist Teddy Wilson and drummer Jimmy Crawford. This provided Goodman an opportunity to reunite with Wilson who he had toured with in the late '30s in a trio with drummer Gene Krupa. Goodman and Wilson have a real ease to their interaction and the results are positively joyful. There are three other recordings from 1947, featuring pianist Jimmy Rowles and drummer Tom Romersa; these...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Complete Captiol Trios is a long-overdue reissue of the five trio sessions Benny Goodman led for Capitol Records. The five sessions are easily broken down into two categories -- recordings from 1947 and recordings from 1954. The highlights of the 1947 recordings are sessions with pianist Teddy Wilson and drummer Jimmy Crawford. This provided Goodman an opportunity to reunite with Wilson who he had toured with in the late '30s in a trio with drummer Gene Krupa. Goodman and Wilson have a real ease to their interaction and the results are positively joyful. There are three other recordings from 1947, featuring pianist Jimmy Rowles and drummer Tom Romersa; these are good, but not quite as delightful as their 1947 companions. However, the 1954 recordings -- all featuring pianist Mel Powell, four featuring drummer Eddie Grady, and two featuring drummer Bobby Donaldson -- are equally wonderful, filled with good humor, elegant flair, and magical interludes. These sessions have been out of circulation for too long, but The Complete Capitol Trios is so well-done -- and its fidelity is so good -- that the wait was certainly worthwhile.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724352122523
  • Catalog Number: 21225
  • Sales rank: 49,692

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benny Goodman Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Clarinet
Mel Powell Piano, Track Performer
Jimmy Rowles Piano, Track Performer
Teddy Wilson Piano, Track Performer
Bobby Donaldson Drums, Track Performer
Jimmy Crawford Drums, Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Track Performer
Ed Grady Drums
Tommy Romersa Drums, Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Sidney Arodin Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
Mark Fisher Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Joe Goodwin Composer
Dick Sudhalter Liner Notes
Patrick Roques Redesign
Larry Shay Composer
Jack Gardner Composer
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
Billy Higgins Composer
Spike Hamilton Composer
Gordon H. Jee Art Direction
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