Happy Session

Happy Session

by Benny Goodman Quintet


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Recorded after Benny Goodman returned with his 1958 big band from a European tour that included an exuberant stint at the Brussels World Fair, this LP alternates between orchestra performances (the mostly newer compositions include four by a Yugoslavian composer, Bobby Gutesha) and Goodman features with his rhythm section, which co-stars Andre Previn's piano. BG dominates this album and is in excellent form.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2010
Label: Essential Jazz Class
UPC: 8436028691425
catalogNumber: 2869142

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman Quintet   Primary Artist
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Frank Capp   Drums
Russ Freeman   Piano
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Interviewee
Urbie Green   Trombone
Henry Grimes   Bass
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Shelly Manne   Drums
André Previn   Piano
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Wilber   Tenor Saxophone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Don Lamond   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
Gene Allen   Baritone Saxophone
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Arthur "Babe"Clarke   Tenor Saxophone
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Harry DiVito   Trombone
John Frosk   Trumpet
Dick Hafer   Tenor Saxophone
Roland Hanna   Piano
Milt Hinton   Bass
Buzz King   Trumpet
Ernie Mauro   Alto Saxophone
Rex Peer   Trombone
E.V. Perry   Trumpet
Hale Rood   Trombone
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Allen Smith   Trumpet
Turk VanLake   Guitar
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Skip Galluccio   Alto Saxophone
Roy Burns   Drums
Pete Ventura   Trumpet
Jim Sands   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Victor Herbert   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
André Previn   Arranger,Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
María Mendez Grever   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Cohn   Arranger
Dubin   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Composer
Irving Townsend   Liner Notes
Bobby Gutesha   Composer
Tomkins   Interviewer
Pieter Grauber   Liner Notes

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