|Product Code:||DDS 3|
Record: NM (M-)
Very smart clean high gloss gatefold cover housing a pristine double album.
Benny Goodman Today is a jazz album by Benny Goodman. It was released in 1970. It features big band and small group selections recorded during a live concert in Stockholm, Sweden. It was released in the United States on the London records label (London SPB 21, 2-LP set) as a "phase 4 stereo spectacular". The sound quality is, in fact, very good, allowing the listener to hear classic Goodman big band arrangements in modern stereo sound.
The album, as issued, has a few shortcomings, among them a failure to list the band personnel, despite a double gatefold album with an included booklet full of band photos. And some of the band arrangements are new, and rather uncharacteristic of Goodman's classic style. Some of the other soloists also play in more modern, be-bop influenced styles, though Benny himself sounds as usual