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 commemorated domestic of eu classical tune, Carnegie corridor. The ensuing live performance - broadly certainly one of the main major occasions in American tune heritage - helped to usher jazz and swing tune into the yankee cultural mainstream. This recognition has been perpetuated through Columbia documents' 1950 free up of the live performance on LP. Now, in Benny Goodman's recognized 1938 Carnegie corridor Jazz live performance, jazz pupil and musician Catherine Tackley presents the 1st intensive, scholarly examine of this seminal live performance and recording.
Combining rigorous documentary and archival examine with shut research of the recording, Tackley strips again the gathered layers of interpretation and intending 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 atmosphere within which it came about, and analyzes the compositions, preparations and performances themselves, ahead of discussing the quick reception, and lasting legacy and effect of this storied occasion and album. because the definitive research of 1 of an important recordings of the twentieth-century, Benny Goodman's well-known 1938 Carnegie corridor Jazz live performance is a must-read for all severe jazz fanatics, musicians and scholars.

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