One of Benny Goodman's greatest combos was the sextet that he led in 1945. With Red Norvo on vibes, either Teddy Wilson or Mel Powell on piano and the humming bass solos of Slam Stewart, this unit had a lot of personality and yet allowed Goodman to operate throughout as the lead voice. This set has 14 performances by this highly enjoyable band, including their hit "Slipped Disc," "Tiger Rag," "Shine," "China Boy" and two versions of "I Got Rhythm." In addition, there are three selections from two of Goodman's sextets from the following year with vibraphonist Johnny White. Great swing music from Benny Goodman who is heard throughout at his best.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow