Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Listen to Samples
This is not the origianal columbia release of 'solo flight'!
(3 out of 5 stars)
"this is a broadcast recording of the band which lacks a lot in the quality department. if you want to sift through the bad recording, i'm sure there is some great playing. a recording of this kind doesn't seem to bother me with a robert johnson recording, but does on this."
Brilliant tracks - varying sound quality
Trevor Hutchison | Perth, Australia | 01/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's probably worth mentioning that most of the sound quality of this recording is quite poor - At least, not as good as was was available in 1939-41. I write 'most' because the exceptions are tracks 12-16 (those of the Goodman/Basie All Star Octet) which are noticably better. For me these tracks, featuring Charlie Christian, Buck Clayton, Lester Young, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones, Benny Goodman and Count Basie all playing together are the highlight, and the best reason to purchase this album."
This one is THE original "Solo Flight"
Ben Wayne | Atlanta, GA | 12/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album on vinyl back in 1978-79... and listened to it again and again... I reviewed all the samples here and it sure sounds like all the original tracks from the vinyl double album. The recordings here are NOT the radio recordings listed on another album entitled "Solo Flight"... that other album is nowhere near as good as this one, either in performance or quality of recording. This is THE "Solo Flight" and has remarkably good recording quality (probably due to the prestige of Benny Goodman in securing the best recoding technology of the day). This album is also enhanced by the presence of Lionel Hampton, a remarkably talented musician. Most tunes are, as I can best recall, with Goodman's sextet (with the exception of the title cut on the last track). This small group gives this album great intimacy, it is a showcase of truly timeless master musicianship."