Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Benny Goodman Sextet (1950-1952)

In 1950, Benny Goodman formed a new sextet, and although he used a big band for some recordings, the small group was his main outlet for the next couple of years. This CD features this somewhat forgotten unit, a hot swing combo featuring vibraphonist Terry Gibbs and usually pianist Teddy Wilson. Rather than repeat his older hits, the clarinetist clearly enoyed playing other standards not generally associated with him. Excellent and enjoyable music.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/sextet-r139617

Benny Goodman
Sextet
(1950-1952)

Tracks

1 Lullaby of the Leaves (Petkere, Young)  2:41
2 Temptation Rag (Lodge, Weslyn)  2:45
3 How Am I to Know ? (King, Parker)  3:09
4 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Arlen, Koehler)  5:09
5 I'll Never Be the Same (Kahn, Malneck, Signorelli)  3:57
6 Farewell Blues (Mares, Roppolo, Schoebel)  3:08
7 Undecided (Robin, Shavers)  5:39
8 I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling (Link, Rose, Waller)  2:50
9 East of the Sun (And West ofthe Moon) (Bowman)  3:12
10 Four or Five Times (Gay, Hellman)  4:00
11 Under a Blanket of Blue (Livingston, Neiburg, Symes)  2:29
12 Bye Bye Blues (Bennett, Gray, Hamm, Lown)  5:29

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Personnel
Benny Goodman - cl & vc [# 10 only]
Terry Gibbs - vb
Allen Hanlon - g [# 9 & 10]
Johnny Smith - g [# 1, 2 & 6]
Mundell Lowe - g [# 3-5, 7, 8 11 & 12]
Teddy Wilson - p [# 1-5, 7, 8, 11 & 12]
 Lou Stein - p [# 9 & 10]
Paul Smith - p [# 6]
Bob Carter - b [# 1 & 2]
Eddie Safranski - b [# 6, 9 & 10]
Sid Weiss [# 3-5, 7, 8 11 & 12]
Charlie Smith - dr [# 1 & 2]
Don Lamond - dr [# 3, 7, 9-11]
Sid Bulkin - dr [# 6]
Terry Snyder - dr [# 4, 5, 8 & 12]

Recorded in New York City ; November 24, 1950 [# 1 & 2] ; June 13, 1951 [# 6] ; July 29, 1952 [# 4, 5,8 & 12] ; July 30, 1952 [# 3, 7 & 11] ; & October 22, 1952 [# 9 & 10]

21 comments:

jerry g said...

this should be really good
thanks

Frasco said...

It's an excellent post, very enyoyable, and a remarkable line-up. Thanks, Melanchthon!

moha said...

It fills a hole in my BG collection.
Thank You!

Philo said...

Nice!

I have the Columbia compilation of the Sextet from 1945-46, but this album is new to me.

Very enjoyable music. A fine post.

deGallo said...

Thank you for Benny G.

Granny Hines said...

Melancthon,

I have asked you a dozen times to contact me about that Brownie set "you" uploaded here.

Please e-mail me

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel, Thanks for Benny G. @GrannyHines; you should have figured it out 9 times ago that you were not going to get an answer.

Orbyt said...

Look forward to hearing the BG Sextet, merci Mel.

ljubatrif said...

Thank you!

dS said...

thanks for this one!

Blue Eyes said...

Boudiou! thankiou!

Tibau said...

Excelente!! Para mim Benny é o Rei do Swing, sem duvida nenhuma e é só ouvir este sexteto. Obrigado.

LaroSwing said...

Yesssss!!! :-))

Melanchthon said...

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kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel! Love Goodman's small group stuff.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

jazzcat1228 said...

Excellent! Thank you, Mel!

generic etcetera said...

big thanks for the re-up, mel

gym said...

Thank you!!