Sunday, September 4, 2011

Apropos of nothing in particular.

My favorite piece of jazz music, Benny Goodman and his orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1938 playing "Sing! Sing! Sing!" I especially like Jess Stacy's piano improvisation.

Here's another version again with Gene Krupa on drums and a YOUNG Lionel Hampton:


Anonymous said...

Keith Jarrett may not be as well known as Benny Goodman, but he can play jazz, too.

"Sing, Sing, Sing" is dedicated to Dennis Burke. ;^)

WV: daireel--Dennis gonna git da real plea deal.

Anonymous said...

The truncated and highly edited for film version of the July 1937 session is much better and tighter than the Carnagie Hall "fun" version.

Also love the much younger Teddy Wilson and Krupa is/was simply the best big band/jazz percussionist, evah! There may have been faster hands(See Rich, Buddy) but nobody could make better, more varied sounds on a drum solo that Mr. K!!!

BobG said...

Some hot lips on that licorice stick!
I have quite of bit of Goodman's stuff, and never get tired of it.

Anonymous said...

So much for the claims that you have an unhealthy fixation on Gunwalker! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Got to see the "Hamp" twice in a small venue. Ranks right up with seeing Ray Charles in a small theater before everybody knew who he was.