There’s not enough you can say about the brilliance of Benny Goodman, one of the greatest big band jazz musicians and clarinetists. His heyday was during the 1930s and 1940s yet he performed for decades afterwards, even up until his death in the 1980s. I’ve always enjoyed the Benny Goodman Trio and especially the Benny Goodman Quartet, where he teams up with the legendary vibraphonist Lionel Hampton.
This is Benny Goodman and his band performing ‘Everything I’ve Got’, originally composed by American songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The song featured in Rodgers & Hart’s musical, By Jupiter, from 1942.