Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert by Catherine Tackley

By Catherine Tackley

On January sixteen, 1938 Benny Goodman introduced his swing orchestra to America's honored domestic of ecu classical tune, Carnegie corridor. The ensuing live performance - broadly certainly one of the main major occasions in American song background - helped to usher jazz and swing track into the yank cultural mainstream. This popularity has been perpetuated by means of Columbia Records' 1950 unencumber of the live performance on LP.

Now, in Benny Goodman's well-known 1938 Carnegie corridor Jazz Concert, jazz pupil and musician Catherine Tackley presents the 1st extensive, scholarly research of this seminal live performance and recording.

Combining rigorous documentary and archival study with shut research of the recording, Tackley strips again the collected layers of interpretation and desiring to determine the functionality in its unique context, and discover what the cloth has come to symbolize in its recorded shape. Taking an entire view of the live performance, she examines the wealthy cultural surroundings within which it came about, and analyzes the compositions, preparations and performances themselves, sooner than discussing the instant reception, and lasting legacy and effect of this storied occasion and album.

As the definitive learn of 1 of an important recordings of the twentieth-century, Benny Goodman's well-known 1938 Carnegie corridor Jazz Concert is a must-read for all critical jazz lovers, musicians and students.

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