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Plays Mel Powell
Benny Goodman
Plays Mel Powell
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Benny Goodman
Title: Plays Mel Powell
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hep Records
Release Date: 2/24/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 603366105527

CD Reviews

Goodman at his more commercial best
C. Craig | Havant, England, UK | 12/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD represents the Goodman band at one of its' peak periods with superb arrangements, with BG solos at a relentless pace - try "Scarecrow" or "Airmail Special" for starters. Mel Powell was a genius, his piano style("The Earl" for example) and arrangements were very advanced for the time, reflected in the style and looseness of the section phrasing which nevertheless remained disciplined. This is a very different sound from the 1936-39 band of a few years earlier,less jazz-oriented, but a really swinging outfit. Recommended........"