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Small Groups of the 1930s – Benny Goodman, Django Reinhardt, and John Kirby (1934 - 1941)

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In the last hour we heard from prominent Swing Era soloists Chu Berry, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Hodges and Lester Young, featured in small group settings. Continuing in the small group vein, in this hour we'll hear from the Benny Goodman Trio, Quartet and sextet, Django Reinhardt and le Quintette Du Hot Club de France avec Stéphane Grappelli and the influential, but less well-known sextet led by bassist John Kirby.

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Playlist

  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Benny Goodman Trio. "Body and Soul" from The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz (Smithsonian) 3:55
  • Benny Goodman Quartet. "Dinah" from The Norton Jazz Recordings (Norton) 7:23
  • Host Intro 10:05
  • Benny Goodman Trio. "China Boy" from Complete RCA Victor Small Group Master Takes (RCA Victor) 11:29
  • Benny Goodman Quartet. "The Man I Love" from Complete RCA Victor Small Group Master Takes (RCA Victor) 14:00
  • Host Intro 17:26
  • Benny Goodman Sextet. "Breakfast Feud" from The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz (Smithsonian) 18:33
  • Benny Goodman Sextet. "I Found A New Baby" from The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz (Smithsonian) 20:54
  • Host Intro 23:48
  • Django Reinhardt et le Quintette Du Hot Club de France avec Stephane Grappelli. "Dinah" from Django Reinhardt: 1935—1936 (Classics) 26:11
  • Django Reinhardt et le Quintette Du Hot Club de France avec Stephane Grappelli. "Djangology" from Django Reinhardt: 1935—1936 (Classics) 28:44
  • Host Intro 31:38
  • Django Reinhardt et le Quintette Du Hot Club de France avec Stephane Grappelli. "Georgia On My Mind" from Django Reinhardt: 1935 —1936 (Classics) 33:43
  • Django Reinhardt et le Quintette Du Hot Club de France avec Stephane Grappelli. "After You've Gone" from Django Reinhardt: 1935—1936 (Classics) 36:57
  • Django Reinhardt et le Quintette Du Hot Club de France avec Stephane Grappelli. "Shine" from Django Reinhardt: 1935—1936 (Classics) 40:03
  • Host Intro 42:56
  • John Kirby and his Orchestra. "Coquette" from John Kirby: 1939 -1941 (Classics) 45:39
  • John Kirby and his Orchestra. "Zooming At The Zombie" from John Kirby: 1939 -1941 (Classics) 48:34
  • John Kirby and his Orchestra. "Jumpin' in the Pump Room" from John Kirby: 1939 -1941 (Classics) 51:11
  • Host Intro 54:00
  • John Kirby and his Orchestra. "Beethoven Riffs On" from John Kirby: 1939 -1941 (Classics) 54:46
  • Host Outro 57:36

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