Benny Goodman

B.G. in Hi-Fi

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

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."

Track Listing

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