Benny Goodman ‎– On Stage With Benny Goodman And His Sextet (Live In Copenhagen, 1972)

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“In 1972 Benny Goodman’s All Star Sextet was recorded live in Copenhagen; this material was released shortly thereafter on a Decca double LP. After languishing for years in record company vaults, cutout bins, and used record stores, the music was reissued on CD in 2006 by Universal, then by Dutton Vocalion in 2007. Goodman, true to his life-long policy of working with excellent instrumentalists, combined the talents of saxophonist John Haley “Zoot” Sims, vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli with solid support from pianist Bill McGuffie, bassist Hal Gaylor, and drummer Elmer “Mousie” Alexander. The warmth and camaraderie that pervade the entire contents of this album warrant its designation as one of Goodman’s very best recordings of the early ’70s. It will appeal especially to those who can’t get enough of Zoot Sims.” – arwulf arwulf/AllMusic.

Track listing:
A1 I Want To Be Happy 2:26
A2 A Smooth One 4:25
A3 Jitterbug Waltz 3:53
A4 Where Or When 2:00
A5 Honeysuckle Rose 4:36
B1 Shine 2:30
B2 My Funny Valentine 1:55
B3 Oh Lady Be Good 3:29
B4 Rose Room 3:16
B5 Gershwin Medley: Soon/Somebody Loves Me/Fascinating Rhythm 6:04
C1 I’ve Found A New Baby 3:03
C2 Memories Of You 3:00
C3 Flying Home 3:48
C4 Medley: Don’t Be That Way; Stompin’ At The Savoy 3:45
C5 The Sheik Of Araby 3:00
D1 It Had To Be You 3:00
D2 Too Close For Comfort 2:23
D3 After You’ve Gone 3:42
D4 Moonglow 4:04
D5 Running Wild 2:42
D6 Goodbye 1:15

Harold Gaylor – bass
Benny Goodman – clarinet
Elmer “Mousey” Alexander – drums
John “Bucky” Pizzarelli – guitar
Bill McGuffie – piano
John Haley “Zoot” Sims – saxophone
Peter Appleyard – vibraphone


Label: Decca ‎– DKL.4-1/2, Decca ‎– DKL-4-1, DKL-4-2
Series: Phase 4 Stereo
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP
Country: Australia
Released: 1972