Benny Goodman

B.G. in Hi-Fi

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On this all-around excellent CD, Benny Goodman performs a dozen selections (mostly Fletcher Henderson arrangements) with a big band filled with sympathetic players in 1954 and eight other numbers with a pair of smaller units that also feature pianist Mel Powell and either Charlie Shavers or Ruby Braff on trumpets. Although the big-band era had been gone for almost a decade, Benny Goodman (then 46) plays these swing classics with enthusiasm and creativity and shows that there was never any reason for anyone to write him off as "behind the times."

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
2 03:36 SpotifyAmazon
3 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
4 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
5 02:58 Amazon
6 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
7 03:23 SpotifyAmazon
8 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
9 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
10 03:28 SpotifyAmazon
11 03:13 SpotifyAmazon
12 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
13 03:52 SpotifyAmazon
14 03:08 SpotifyAmazon
15 03:26 SpotifyAmazon
16 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
17 03:24 SpotifyAmazon
18 03:41 SpotifyAmazon
19 03:06 SpotifyAmazon
20 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
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