Always Goodman 1967
Benny Goodman was born in 1909 in Chicago.
In these clips recorded in 1967, a very comfortable looking Benny is explaining his audience about the art of improvising.
Benny asks Hank to playthe tune Always straight and after that the band will perform the tune in a jazz mode.
He is surrounded by a group of very capable and talented musicians.Benny claims that this combination had never played together as such.
If you surround yourself with this caliber of musicians it will be tough to go wrong anyway.
His musical advisor is pianist Hank Jones. Next to Benny on horns are Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn and Zoot Sims on tenor sax.
The bass player is Milt Hinton and Gene Bertoncini on Guitar
with Ed Shaughnessy on Drums