Those looking to preview some of the most interesting jazz offerings due to arrive in any given year know that New York's Winter Jazzfest is the place to do it. For more than a decade, this annual January happening has had its finger on the pulse of the jazz world, giving the press, the fans, and curious jazz newcomers an opportunity to hear the best of what's around and the best of what's to come…
Bio of swing band leader 'Benny Goodman' from age 10 (1919) to his landmark Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938. Not exactly historically accurate, but great music. Also, guest appearances by many great musicians of the time.
Benny's Girls: Benny Goodman's Rare Songbirds album by Benny Goodman was released Feb 15, 2005 on the Collectors' Choice Music label. Recording information: 08/16/1934-06/13/1951.
Benny Goodman Story album by Benny Goodman was released Oct 31, 1995 on the Blue Note label. Recorded for Capitol around the time of his 1955 Hollywood biopic, here's over an hour of Benny and very hot band revisiting his most swingin' hits. Benny Goodman Story CD music Digitally remastered by Jeff Rach. Benny Goodman Story songs Recorded at the Riverside Plaza Hotel, New York, New York on December 7, 8 & 14, 1955.
Jazz Masters Deluxe Collection by Benny Goodman was released September 11, 2012 on the Entertainment Supplies label, and contains a single disc with 15 great selection tracks. A great compilation of this giant of jazz.
Two CD set. The Complete 'Plays Benny Goodman And Artie Shaw' Sessions, Vol. Two. Second of two volumes from the Jazz clarinet player paying tribute to two influential Jazz greats. Both volumes combined feature five complete albums originally released by DeFranco: I Hear Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw, Buddy DeFranco Plays Benny Goodman, Buddy DeFranco Plays Artie Shaw, Wholly Cats and Closed Session.
The great jazz clarinetist delights us with an excellent album of classical music. Amazing and highly recommended!