Tuesday, June 14, 2011
My Favorite Music Clip Ever a.k.a. The Clip Of The Day
25 years ago today, the great bandleader/clarinetist Benny Goodman passed away at 77 years of age, pretty much the way we would all like to leave this world - expiring during a post-practice nap after a five decade career in music.
Turns out my favorite music clip ever is the following incendiary performance by Benny's 1937 Quartet, featuring Lionel Hampton on vibes, pianist Teddy Wilson and drummer extraordinaire Gene Krupa, from Hollywood Hotel.
There are some excellent CD box sets of BG available, not the least of them the following beaut from the fabulous Mosaic Records.