The Benny Goodman Quartet – Together Again! (Full Album)

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Together Again was the first full reunion in the studio of the Benny Goodman Quartet (featuring the clarinetist, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, pianist Teddy Wilson, and drummer Gene Krupa), and although they would get together on an infrequent basis over the next decade, this was their last studio recording. In general, the classic swing stars avoided re-creating their past triumphs and instead recorded veteran standards that they had missed the first time around. Krupa’s bass drum work (which is meant to fill in for a bassist) gets a bit heavy-handed at times, but the good spirits of the reunion uplift the music. Highlights include “Seven Come Eleven,” “I’ve Found a New Baby,” “Runnin’ Wild,” and the blues “Four Once More.”

Track listing:
A1 Seven Come Eleven 0:00
A2 Say It Isn’t So 4:27
A3 I’ve Found A New Baby 8:25
A4 Somebody Loves Me 12:07
A5 Who Cares? 16:35
B1 Runnin’ Wild 19:44
B2 I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good 23:10
B3 Dearest 27:01
B4 I’ll Get By 30:38
B5 Four Once More 35:04


Benny Goodman – clarinet
Gene Krupa – drums
Teddy Wilson – piano
Lionel Hampton – vibraphone

Recorded – February 13, 1963 & February 14, 1963 – Webster Hall, New York