Benny Goodman


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United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including black as well as white musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986)

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The CDs, scrapbooks, and photographs will complement Yale's Benny Goodman papers: some 129 boxes containing musical arrangements, correspondence and other papers, photographs and other materials, covering the years 1910-92.
Sullivan was a major account, but Benny Goodman was my idol.
Hooked On A Horn: Memoirs Of A Recovered Musician" is the autobiography of Gene Hull who first became interest in music when, at the age of ten, was taken by his parents to a live stage show where he saw the Benny Goodman Orchestra perform.
Listening to Benny Goodman, Michael Shwerner and James Chaney, Malcolm X and the Little Rock Nine speaking in their own words left me feeling guilty about how little I knew about the real struggle for equality in this nation.
For example, in the early years of swing, Benny Goodman hired black musicians to tour with him when blacks and whites weren't even allowed to play in the same venues.
He says that as cumbia became popular in the 1950s and '60s, the instrumentation became more orchestrated, in the style of Benny Goodman.
One of the most highly regarded composers and tenor players in jazz, the Philadelphia-born Golson cut his teeth with names like Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and Earl Bostic.
There's something for everyone at Hubbs, from the classic swing of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman to the progressive jazz of Stan Kenton.
She wrote for and arranged music for such legends as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, was a friend, mentor and teacher to Theolonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.
He reminds us that Owens and the hardened miners who danced to his band's standards were ones that propelled Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller and their swing revolution.
The musical sounds most associated with those halcyon days are those of the Big Bands, led by artists such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw, as well as the golden-throated "pop" singers like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Rosemary Clooney.
She recorded hits with the Benny Goodman band, wrote songs for the Disney film the Lady and the Tramp and starred on Broadway.
A truly world class artist whose working credits include Benny Goodman and Woody Herman.
If you like Benny Goodman, then dammit, you listen to Benny Goodman, even if you also like Husker Du.
The acquaintances said his first encounter with jazz was a tune played by the Benny Goodman band that he heard on the BBC.