Arrangements by Fletcher Henderson/Arrangements by Eddie Sauter

Arrangements by Fletcher Henderson/Arrangements by Eddie Sauter

by Benny Goodman


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Columbia Records had so neglected most of its classic jazz catalog, in terms of both the frequency and quality of reissues, that it was not a huge surprise when this combination of two LPs on one CD appeared on the Collectables label in 2000 -- the 75 minutes of music here represents some of the prime work of Benny Goodman's favorite arranger, Fletcher Henderson, and his best arranger, Eddie Sauter, and it sort of pays for itself with the opening track (in the Henderson material, no less), a stomping rendition of "Honeysuckle Rose" featuring a hot solo by guitarist Charlie Christian. The nine instrumental cuts from the Henderson album, dating from 1939 and 1940, are augmented with a trio of new vocal numbers featuring singer Helen Ward and dating from 1953, but the producers have been very successful at matching the sound in the numbers from across 14 years, and the personnel are careful to match their playing. The Sauter-arranged sides are more surprising and challenging instrumentally, and include Peggy Lee or Helen Forrest on vocals on a handful of tracks. The production is excellent overall, and there's no reason that this material couldn't have been part of Sony's Legacy reissue line, except for the general neglect of the Goodman Columbia library.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2000
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431648728
catalogNumber: 6487
Rank: 87306

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Peggy Lee   Vocals
Charlie Christian   Guitar
Mel Powell   Piano
Slam Stewart   Bass
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Gus Bivona   Saxophone
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Klink   Saxophone
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Aaron Sachs   Saxophone
Helen Ward   Vocals
Helen Forrest   Vocals
Don Lamond   Drums
Bill Pritchard   Trombone
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Trummy Young   Trombone
Eddie Safranski   Bass
Georgie Auld   Saxophone
Red Ballard   Trombone
Danny Bank   Saxophone
Bus Bassey   Saxophone
George Berg   Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Ralph Collier   Drums
Epstein   Saxophone
Buff Estes   Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Morey Feld   Drums
Stan Fishelson   Trumpet
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Chuck Gentry   Saxophone
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Gene Kinsey   Saxophone
Clyde Lombardi   Bass
Johnny Martel   Trumpet
Skip Martin   Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Pete Mondello   Saxophone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Saxophone
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Boomie Richmond   Saxophone
Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Bob Snyder   Saxophone
Bruce Squires   Trombone
Dave Tough   Drums
Sid Weiss   Bass
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Milt Yaner   Saxophone
Alvin Davis   Trumpet
Arnold Covarrubias   Guitar
Art Lund   Vocals
Corky Cornelius   Trumpet
Alec FILA   Trumpet
Frank LePinto   Trumpet
Clint Neagley   Saxophone
Charlie Queener   Piano
Eddie Aulino   Trombone
Vince Badale   Trumpet
Cuozzo   Trumpet
Sol Kane   Alto Saxophone
Art Ralston   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Shine   Saxophone
Harry Jaeger   Drums
Stan Kosow   Saxophone
Walter Looss   Bass
Tommy Morganelli   Guitar
Red Gingler   Trombone
Jack Henderson   Saxophone
Bob Cutshall   Trombone
Sy Shaeffer   Trombone
Hymie Shertzer   Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Charlie Christian   Contributor
Cootie Williams   Contributor
Helen Forrest   Contributor
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
George Avakian   Liner Notes
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jesse Greer   Composer
Raymond Klages   Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Mark Marymont   Liner Notes
Joel Whitburn   Chart Information
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Alexander Wilder   Composer
Gus Haenschen   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Heinz Provost   Composer
Lester O'Keefe   Composer

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