Air Mail Special – 1982
The King Of Swing still swinging in his later years
Benny Goodman was delighted during his later period to find that small-group swing was making a comeback and that he could lead groups with much younger musicians who really knew his music.
At the North Sea Jazz Festival on July 18, 1982, the 73-year old clarinetist was joined by drummer Mel Lewis and pianist John Bunch (who had both worked with him in earlier years) and such young talents as tenor-saxophonist Scott Hamilton (who was 28), cornetist Warren Vache, guitarist Chris Flory and bassist Phil Flanagan.
A solid swing performance.