Benny Goodman

In Stockholm 1959

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

For his 1959 European tour, clarinetist Benny Goodman led one of his finest postwar bands, a ten-piece with such notables as trumpeter Jack Sheldon, trombonist Bill Harris, tenor saxophonist Flip Phillips, and vibraphonist Red Norvo. Although Goodman is the main star throughout this concert performance (which mostly featured swing-era warhorses, including a three-minute, five-song hits medley), his sidemen do have short spots, and guest singer Anita O'Day takes four spirited vocals. Highlights include "Slipped Disc," "Honeysuckle Rose," some Dixieland-ish ensembles on "I Want to Be Happy," and O'Day's scatting on "Four Brothers."

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2 Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman Sextet 03:47 Amazon
3 Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman Sextet 03:38 Amazon
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11 Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman Sextet 05:25 Amazon
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