by Benny Goodman & His OrchestraBenny Goodman & His Orchestra
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Rhino Flashback issued this compilation of postwar recordings by the Goodman band, reorganized in 1945 barely a year after its leader ventured into retirement. Of these ten tracks, eight come from a 1946 Armed Forces Radio Service V-Disc session, including trio or quartet ensembles from his big band (only "Somebody Stole My Gal" is a full-band recording). Well recorded and lightly swinging, the tracks are interesting, but the first two tracks are far more intriguing: From an all-star session recorded three months earlier, they feature Goodman with Teddy Wilson on piano and Red Norvo on vibraphone. All in all, it's a brief, passable compilation of good music that's available elsewhere in better company.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/1998
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227524920
catalogNumber: 75249

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Red Norvo   Vibes
Mel Powell   Piano
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
John Best   Trumpet
Morey Feld   Drums
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Sid Weiss   Bass
Chauncey Welsch   Trumpet
Kai Winding   Trumpet
Barney Spieler   Bass
Bill Shine   Alto Saxophone
Gerald Sanfino   Alto Saxophone
Johnny DeSoto   Drums
Howard Gilbertson   Tenor Saxophone
Dale Schroff   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Art Hickman   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Harry Williams   Composer

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