Benny Goodman;  Charles Munch;  Boston Symphony String Quartet  (Burgin, Krips, de Pasquale, Mayes) ( Andromeda 9046)
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Benny Goodman;  Charles Munch;  Boston Symphony String Quartet  (Burgin, Krips, de Pasquale, Mayes) ( Andromeda 9046)
W0002. BENNY GOODMAN, w.Charles Munch Cond. Boston S.O.: Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622; w.Boston Symphony String Quartet: Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581 (both Mozart). (E.U.) Andromeda 9046, both recorded at Tanglewood, the Berkshire Festival, 1956. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 3830257490463

CRITIC REVIEW:

“Nowadays, the late Benny Goodman is almost universally recognized as not only one of the greatest jazz clarinetists of the 20th century, but possibly the best—and certainly the most versatile—of all time. Nowadays, there are numerous tribute albums to the late Chicago-born musician, trying their best to ape his style in not only the jazz he played so well for decades but also in the classical pieces that he and only he made famous with the American public: Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, Bartók’s Contrasts, the Brahms Clarinet Sonata and the Weber Clarinet Concerto #2. Clarinetists the world over have finally come to realize that his unusual combination of a deep, woody-sounding low range, a mellow mid-range and biting, metallic high notes was a mixture he could take apart and put together many different ways in many different pieces of music, and that in the end he was, as Buddy Rich described him, ‘the best clarinetist in the world’. But here’s the rub. No one does Benny Goodman as well as Benny himself did. He still daunts everyone today, just as he did during his lifetime. Only now his sound is something that many clarinetists want to emulate, whereas before it was a sound they rejected and detested.

Reginald Kell, eat your heart out!”

- Lynn René Bayley, THE ART MUSIC LOUNGE, 17 Dec., 2016