Together Again! (1963 Reunion with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson & Gene Krupa)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The music on this CD has been reissued several times, including once previously on a Bluebird CD. This was the first full reunion in the studios of the Benny Goodman Quartet featuring the clarinetist, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, pianist Teddy Wilson, and drummer Gene Krupa, and although they would get together on an infrequent basis over the next decade, this was their last studio recording. In general, the classic swing stars avoided recreating their past triumphs and instead recorded veteran standards that they had missed the first time around. Krupa's bass drum work which is meant to fill in for a bassist gets a bit heavy-handed at times, but the good spirits of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The music on this CD has been reissued several times, including once previously on a Bluebird CD. This was the first full reunion in the studios of the Benny Goodman Quartet featuring the clarinetist, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, pianist Teddy Wilson, and drummer Gene Krupa, and although they would get together on an infrequent basis over the next decade, this was their last studio recording. In general, the classic swing stars avoided recreating their past triumphs and instead recorded veteran standards that they had missed the first time around. Krupa's bass drum work which is meant to fill in for a bassist gets a bit heavy-handed at times, but the good spirits of the reunion uplift the music. Highlights include "Seven Come Eleven," "I've Found a New Baby," "Runnin' Wild," and the blues "Four Once More."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2002
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266388127
  • Catalog Number: 63881

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Seven Come Eleven - Benny Goodman & Quartet (4:25)
  2. 2 Say It Isn't So - Benny Goodman & Quartet (3:55)
  3. 3 I've Found a New Baby - Benny Goodman & Quartet (3:40)
  4. 4 Somebody Loves Me - Benny Goodman & Quartet (4:24)
  5. 5 Who Cares? - Benny Goodman & Quartet (3:07)
  6. 6 Runnin' Wild - Benny Goodman & Quartet (3:23)
  7. 7 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - Benny Goodman & Quartet (3:49)
  8. 8 Dearest - Benny Goodman & Quartet (3:35)
  9. 9 I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) - Benny Goodman & Quartet (4:23)
  10. 10 Four Once More - Benny Goodman & Quartet (6:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benny Goodman Primary Artist, Clarinet
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Gene Krupa Drums
Teddy Wilson Piano
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman & Quartet Track Performer
Benny Goodman Quartet Ensemble
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
George Avakian Producer, Liner Notes
Steve Backer Executive Producer
Mickey Crofford Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ray Hall Engineer
Ed Michel Liner Notes
John Snyder Reissue Producer
Arthur Gibbs Composer
Benny Goodman & Quartet Contributor
J.J. Stelmach Art Direction
Ben Young Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Leo Wood Composer
Michael O. Drexler Mastering
Scott Johnson Art Direction
Joe Grey Composer
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