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ARTIST
TITLE
Benny Goodman Orchestra, Trio & Quartet
FORMAT
2CD

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CATALOG #
D 20009CD D 20009CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/11/2019

Known as "The King Of Swing", Benny Goodman learned to play clarinet at age of 10. He played in jazz bands at a young age and went on from sideman to bandleader forming his first band in 1934 and toured the world from then on. He was the catalyst for the swing era, contributing to the development of the "swing" style of jazz, inserted Afro-American Charlie Christian as a member to his sextet turning the electric guitar into a popular jazz instrument, and helped integrate people of color in the USA. He explored bebop and studied classical repertoire. In 1962, his Orchestra toured the Soviet Union (former Russia), after the Cuban missile crisis. He was later honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.