Benny Goodman

The Complete Small Group Recordings

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The music of the Benny Goodman Trio and Quartets (with the clarinetist, pianist Teddy Wilson, drummer Gene Krupa and sometimes vibraphonist Lionel Hampton) has been put out many times through the years, including in other, earlier "complete" sets. This 1997 three-CD reissue not only has all of the regular recordings, but 20 alternate takes, two of which were previously unissued. Many of the performances (such as "After You've Gone," "Moonglow," "Dinah" and "Avalon") are quite famous, considered perfect examples of "chamber jazz," and veteran collectors will certainly enjoy hearing many of the alternates. Singers Helen Ward and Martha Tilton, trumpeter Ziggy Elman (on "Bei Mist Bist Du Schoen") and (after Krupa's departure) drummers Dave Tough and Buddy Schutz, bassist John Kirby and pianist Jess Stacy also make appearances. Classic music with many exciting moments from the King of Swing and his famous sidemen.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:45
2 2:45
3 3:28
4 3:23
5 3:12
6 2:47
7 2:31
8 3:13
9 3:12
10 3:00
11 2:45
12 3:28
13 3:23
14 3:11
15 2:39
16 3:16
17 3:20
18 3:16
19 3:24
20 3:24
21 2:59

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:17
2 2:47
3 3:21
4 3:21
5 3:18
6 3:45
7 3:05
8 2:37
9 2:50
10 2:44
11 2:21
12 2:26
13 3:26
14 2:59
15 3:23
16 3:22
17 2:56
18 2:51
19 2:49
20 2:43
21 2:40
22 3:21
23 3:25
24 3:23

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:49
2 2:32
3 2:31
4 3:23
5 3:48
6 3:48
7 3:16
8 3:22
9 3:23
10 3:04
11 3:23
12 3:26
13 2:53
14 2:55
15 2:56
16 2:06
17 3:17
18 3:21
19 3:01
20 3:02
21 2:53
22 2:58
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