This obscure 10" LP has eight selections by Benny Goodman's small groups of 1947 and 1949, recorded during his period at Capitol. A couple of the selections (particularly "Blue Lou") are boppish, while the numbers from 1947 are solid swing. Sidemen on various selections include vibraphonist Red Norvo, pianist Mel Powell, tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray, and even the accordion of Ernie Felice. Swing fans who run across this attractive LP will want to pick it up.
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by Scott Yanow