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- Size MP3 version1816 mb
- Size WMA version1695 mb
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Available originally as a dozen individual sets, these late-1937 broadcasts of Benny Goodman's Orchestra, Trio and Quartet from the Madhattan Room of the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York were also put out as this 12-LP box, containing exactly the same program and liner notes as the original sets. There are many highlights with strong solos from Goodman and trumpeter Harry James, exuberant backup by Gene Krupa, features for the Trio and Quartet and plenty of vocals by Martha Tilton. Since this set gives one a valuable look at the Benny Goodman Orchestra as they seem to be counting down to their famous January 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, it sems fitting that the series concludes with two numbers actually from that historic performance that were left out of the Columbia set due to their rough quality. Few bands could withstand the enormous amount of recordings, broadcasts and performances that Benny Goodman's orchestra underwent at the peak of its popularity without losing some of its quality, but the taskmaster clarinetist kept his troops nearly flawless in their ensemble work and they never failed to swing. This is a great set well worth searching for.