Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Yale Archives Recordings, Vol. 6: Live at the Rainbow Grill
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Solid Goodman Swing In A Live Setting
Robert J. Ament | Ballwin, MO United States | 09/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are no real surprises here as this is straight ahead swing on selections with which most people are familiar. What makes it attractive and unique is the personnel....not normally associated by name or background with Goodman....and the arrangements ......not previouly associated with the Goodman recordings. The 2 live sessions are very relaxed....more like a group of familiar friends having an enjoyable time in a party type atmosphere. You will hear such diverse musical personalities as Goodman, Doc Cheatham, Herbie Hancock, Zoot Sims, Joe Newman and Bernie Leighton. Most of it is thoroughly enjoyable swing interspersed with some terrific danceable selections (why not....since this was the Rainbow Grill). There are even a couple of fine vocals by a previously unknown singer to me, Annette Saunders.You will enjoy this disk if you like small group jazz in a live setting or Benny Goodman or any of the personnel I have mentioned."