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Benny Goodman Quartet - Together Again


Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 68593  
Composer:  Benny GoodmanIrving BerlinSpencer WilliamsGeorge Gershwin,   ... 
Performer:  Gene KrupaBenny GoodmanTeddy WilsonLionel Hampton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music on this CD has been reissued several times, including once previously on a Bluebird CD. This was the first full reunion in the studios of the Benny Goodman Quartet (featuring the clarinetist, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, pianist Teddy Wilson, and drummer Gene Krupa), and although they would get together on an infrequent basis over the next decade, this was their last studio recording. In general, the classic swing stars avoided recreating their past triumphs and instead recorded veteran standards that they had missed the first time around. Krupa's bass drum work (which is meant to fill in for a bassist) gets a bit heavy-handed at times, but the good spirits of the reunion uplift the music. Highlights include "Seven Come Read more Eleven," "I've Found a New Baby," "Runnin' Wild," and the blues "Four Once More."

-- Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com


Recorded at RCA and Webster Hall Studios, New York, New York between February 13 and August 27, 1963. Originally released on RCA Victor (2698). Includes liner notes by George Avakian.

Personnel: Benny Goodman (clarinet); Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Teddy Wilson (piano); Lionel Hampton (vibraphone); Gene Krupa (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Ed Michel; George Avakian; Ben Young.
Recording information: RCA Recording Studios, Studio A, New York, NY (02/13/1963/02/14/1963); RCA Studio A, New York, NY (02/13/1963/02/14/1963); RCA Studios, New York, NY (02/13/1963/02/14/1963); RCA Victor's Studio A, New York, NY (02/13/1963/02/14/1963); Webster Hall, New York, NY (02/13/1963/02/14/1963).
Photographer: Chuck Stewart. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Seven Come Eleven by Benny Goodman
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
2.
Say It Isn't So by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
3.
I've Found a New Baby by Spencer Williams
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
4.
Of Thee I Sing: Who cares? by George Gershwin
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
5.
George White's Scandals of 1924: Somebody loves me by George Gershwin
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
6.
Runnin' Wild by A. Harrington Gibbs
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
7.
I Got it Bad and that Ain't Good by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
8.
Dearest by Harry Akst
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
9.
I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) by Fred E. Ahlert
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet
10.
Four Once More by Benny Goodman
Performer:  Gene Krupa (Drums), Benny Goodman (Clarinet), Teddy Wilson (Piano),
Lionel Hampton (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Benny Goodman Quartet

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