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Benny Goodman, Dave McKenna, Discover Jazz Festival

05/30/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of clarinetist Benny Goodman, who ruled as "The King Of Swing" in the 1930's, a rare moment when America's popular music was Jazz and pianist Dave McKenna, know for his clever "Medleys" of songs connected by title. We also explore the artists of the upcoming Burlington Discover Jazz Festival.



Mean To Me, Puttin' On The Ritz
Artist Name: Benny Goodman
Composer: F. Ahlert, R. Turk / Irving Berlin
Soloists: Benny Goodman-Clarinet ; Jimmy Rowles-Piano
CD/Album: The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman 1944-1955
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 4-148
Release Year: 1947
Note: Birthday: Benny Goodman 5.30.1909


Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)
Artist Name: Benny Goodman
Composer: Louis Prima
Soloists: Benny Goodman-Clarinet ; Babe Russin-Tenor Sax ; Harry James-Trumpet ; Jess Stacy-Piano
CD/Album: Complete Legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert
Record co./Cat #: Disconforme 1351
Release Year: 1938
Note: Birthday: Benny Goodman 5.30.1909


Recado Bossa Nova
Artist Name: Concord All-Stars
Composer: Luiz Antonio, Djalma Ferreira
Soloists: Scott Hamilton-Tenor Sax ; Dave McKenna-Piano
CD/Album: On Cape Cod
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4530
Release Year: 1992
Note: Birthday: Dave McKenna 5.30.1930


Un Jour De Difference
Artist Name: Susie Arioli featuring Jordan Officer
Composer: Jean Delettre, Maria Grever
Soloists: Susie Arioli-Vocals, Snare ; Jordan Officer-Guitar
CD/Album: All The Way
Record co./Cat #: Jazzheads 1192
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


C Jam Blues
Artist Name: Dave McKenna
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Dave McKenna-Piano
CD/Album: Live At Maybeck Recital Hall
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4410
Release Year: 1990
Note: Birthday: Dave McKenna 5.30.1930


Artist Name: Jonathan Batiste
Composer: Jonathan Batiste
Soloists: Jonathan Batiste-Piano
CD/Album: Live In New York: At The Rubin Museum Of Art
Record co./Cat #: Batiste Records
Release Year: 2006
Note: June 2 - 10p Burlington Discover Jazz Festival


What's Your Story Morning Glory?
Artist Name: Virginia Mayhew Quartet
Composer: Mary Lou Williams
Soloists: Virginia Mayhew-Tenor Sax ; Wycliffe Gordon-Trombone ; Ed Cherry-Guitar
CD/Album: Mary Lou Williams - The Next 100 Years
Record co./Cat #: RemmaRecordings 6402
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Hard Work
Artist Name: John Handy
Composer: John Handy
Soloists: John Handy-Alto Sax
CD/Album: Hard Work
Record co./Cat #: Impulse! 9314
Release Year: 1976


Mrs. Orleans
Artist Name: Trombone Shorty
Composer: Troy Andrews, Alonzo Stevenson, RJ Ritchie
Soloists: Troy (Trombone Shorty) Andrews-Trumpet ; Kid Rock-Vocals
CD/Album: For True
Record co./Cat #: Verve Forecast B0015586-02
Release Year: 2011
Note: June 7 - Discover Jazz Festival


Believe, For It Is True
Artist Name: The Cookers
Composer: Billy Harper
Soloists: Billy Harper-Tenor Sax ; Eddie Henderson-Trumpet ; Craig Handy-Alto Sax ; George Cables-Piano ; Cecil McBee-Bass ; Billy Hart-Drums
CD/Album: Believe
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 92
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


El Matador
Artist Name: Kenny Dorham
Composer: Kenny Dorham
Soloists: Kenny Dorham-Trumpet ; Jackie McLean-Alto Sax ; Bobby Timmons-Piano
CD/Album: Matador/Inta Somethin'
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7-84460-2
Release Year: 1962


What Is This Thing Called Love
Artist Name: Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Clifford Brown-Trumpet ; Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Richie Powell-Piano ; George Morrow-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: At Basin Street
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy 814 648-2
Release Year: 1956


I've Got Just About Everything
Artist Name: Bob Dorough
Composer: Bob Dorough
Soloists: Bob Dorough-Vocals & Piano
CD/Album: Just About Everything
Record co./Cat #: Evidence 22094-2
Release Year: 1966


Soft Winds
Artist Name: Benny Goodman Sextet
Composer: Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson
Soloists: Benny Goodman-Clarinet ; Charlie Christian-Guitar ; Lionel Hampton-Vibes
CD/Album: Benny Goodman Sextet, Featuring Charlie Christian
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 45144
Release Year: 1939
Note: Birthday: Benny Goodman 5.30.1909


Change Medley: There'll Be Some Changes Made / Change Partners / You've Changed / There'll Be Some Changes Made
Artist Name: Dave McKenna
Composer: Billy Higgins, W.B. Overstreet / Irving Berlin / Bill Carey, Carl Fisher
Soloists: Dave McKenna-Piano
CD/Album: An Intimate Evening With Dave McKenna
Record co./Cat #: Arbors Jazz Records 19264
Release Year: 2002
Note: Birthday: Dave McKenna 5.30.1930


On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
Soloists: James Booker- Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2027
Release Year: 1977
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