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The Complete Benny Goodman in Moscow (99081)

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The Complete Benny Goodman in Moscow

Benny Goodman

American Jazz Classics

8436542015202

AJC 140662

99081

JAZZ

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The Complete Benny Goodman in Moscow

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CD 5,37 €

THE ORIGINAL 2-LPs ALBUM + 16 BONUS TRACKS

11 TRACKS APPEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD !!

This release contains all known recordings from Benny Goodman’s successful performances in Moscow, Russia, during 1962. These historic shows mark the very first time an American jazz musician was invited to tour that country. To the 21 tracks appearing on the original Benny Goodman in Moscow (RCA Victor LOC-6008) 2-LP album, it’s been added seven extra tracks recorded during the same performances but not included on the original LPs nor on any other CD release of this set. Four of them come from the soundtrack of a rare Newsreel film made during the first Moscow performances, and one comes from a rare broadcast made in Georgia, ex-Soviet Union. The latter five songs appear here on CD for the first time ever. As a further bonus, three rare performances by the same orchestra recorded during the same months as the Moscow concerts, and two complete shows taken from TV shows that have also never previously appeared on CD.

PERSONNEL:

BENNY GOODMAN, clarinet on all tracks, plus:

CD1 [1-6], [12-13] & [16-17]; CD2 [1-4] & [6-10]: Big Band:
Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Jimmy Maxwell, John Frosk (tp),
Wayne Andre, Willie Dennis, Jimmy Knepper (tb),
Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion (as), Zoot Sims, Tommy Newsom (ts), Gene Allen (bar),
John Bunch (p), Turk Van Lake (g), Bill Crow (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Victor Feldman (vib) & Teddy Wilson (p) added on CD1 [3] & CD2 [8].
Joya Sherrill (vcl) added on CD2 [9].
CD2, tracks 7-10, taken from a rare Newsreel film, made on the opening night, May 30, 1962.

CD1 [7-10]: Quintet: Teddy Wilson (p), Turk Van Lake (g), Bill Crow (b), Mel Lewis (d).

CD1 [11], [14-15] & CD2 [5]: Sextet / Septet / Octet:
Featuring Zoot Sims (ts), Joe Newman (tp), Victor Feldman (vib),
John Bunch (p), Turk Van Lake (g), Bill Crow (b), Mel Lewis (d).
All tracks recorded live in Moscow, Russia, July 3-8, 1962.

CD2 [5-20] Bonus Tracks:

(5-10): From the same Moscow concerts, but not included on the original LP.
(11): Same personnel as the Moscow big band tracks. Tbilisi, Georgia (ex-Soviet Union), June 1962.
(12-14): Big Band. Similar personnel. Bell Telephone Hour TV Show, New York, April 25 & 26, 1962.
(15-19): Trio. Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Gene Krupa (d). Bell Telephone Hour TV Show, New York, October 27, 1961.
(20): Trio. Benny Goodman (cl), Mel Powell (p), Roy Burns (d). Perry Como TV Show, New York, March 23, 1957.

Includes 24-page booklet

CD1: Total Time: 74:58

01 LET’S DANCE
02 MISSION TO MOSCOW
03 MEET THE BAND
04 I GOT IT BAND (AND THAT AIN’T GOOD)
05 WHY YOU?
06 TITTER PIPES
07 AVALON
08 BODY AND SOUL
09 ROSE ROOM
10 THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
11 BEI MIR BIST DU SCHOEN
12 STEALIN’ APPLES
13 FEATHERS
14 ON THE ALAMO
15 MIDGETS
16 ONE O’CLOCK JUMP
17 BYE BYE BLACKBIRD


CD2: Total Time: 64:03

01 SWIFT AS THE WIND #1
02 FONTAINEBLEAU
03 MEADOWLAND
04 GOODBYE
05 I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED
TO HER FACE
06 SWIFT AS THE WIND #2
07 Announcement into KING PORTER STOMP
08 MEET THE BAND #2
09 LET THERE BE LOVE
10 BUGLE CALL RAG
11 MEET THE BAND #3
12 MISSION TO MOSCOW #2
13 CLARINET A LA KING
14 KING PORTER STOMP #2
15 AVALON
16 BODY AND SOUL
17 CHINA BOY
18 MEDLEY: POOR BUTTERFLY / I CAN’T
GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
19 THE SHEIK OF ARABY
20 GERSHWIN MEDLEY: The Man I Love / Embraceable You / Lady Be Good / Somebody Loves Me/ Liza