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Columbia and OKeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions


About The Video

Jazz scholar and Executive Director of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Loren Schoenberg, talks about Benny Goodman and some of the highlights of this Mosaic Records boxset.

These recordings represent the second stage of Goodman's career.Leaving the Victor label, Benny joins Columbia and presents some new and old faces: Lionel Hampton, Ziggy Elman, Charlie Christian, Arthur Bernstein, Lou McGarrity, Stan Getz, Jimmy Maxwell and Cootie Williams.

However, possibly the greatest change in the band was in the arranging department. It was the work of both Eddie Sauter and Mel Powell whose young, fertile ideas were a challenge to both Benny and the band and made for some of the Swing Era's most durable sounds.

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