Benny Goodman

Yale Recordings, Vol. 3: Big Band in Europe

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The third volume in this important series taken from tapes willed by Benny Goodman to the Yale Music Library focuses on the big band he took to Europe in 1958, a tour that culminated in a week at the Brussels World Fair in Belgium. The orchestra was filled with both young names like Zoot Sims and pianist Roland Hanna and veterans such as trombonist Vernon Brown and trumpeter Taft Jordan. With the great Jimmy Rushing and Ethel Ennis contributing vocals and the ensemble playing a variety of mostly new charts, Benny Goodman had the right to feel inspired. His playing of this "modern swing" is typically brilliant; collectors will want this entire series.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 0:44
2 3:00
3 3:11
4 2:45
5 3:05
6 2:33
7 3:01
8 4:01
9 2:11
10 3:52
11 2:04
12 3:07
13
4:40
14 3:46
15 3:24
16 5:38
17 1:37
18 4:12
19 3:39
20 3:23
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