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North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra: Benny Goodman -- The Swing Collection

Read "Benny Goodman -- The Swing Collection" reviewed by Jack Bowers


During the Swing Era there were two clarinetists who stood above the rest, at least in terms of mass popularity — Artie Shaw and the King of Swing himself, Benny Goodman. Even though Goodman, who organized his first big band in 1934, has been gone for 13 years his popularity has seldom waned, and the music he championed is played by groups both large and small from coast to coast and around the world. The well–rehearsed North Carolina Jazz Repertory ...


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