CHAMBER MUSIC OF THE LAST CENTURY

Just a congenial musical group in the corner of a clarinet player’s apartment, playing a familiar composition from their collective past.

Yes, Mister Goodman, Hampton, Stacy, Krupa, and Braff.  I’d heard an audio tape of this but hadn’t known this video was on YouTube — in color, no less.  Thanks to the inimitable Superheidi for pointing it out.

May your happiness increase!

7 responses to “CHAMBER MUSIC OF THE LAST CENTURY

  1. Andrew J. Sammut

    “Love me some late Benny Goodman.” Seriously, that perfectly centered tone with a paper-thin edge at the sides and those decorous lines, without a lot of the bluesier, Chicagoan inflections of his early and wartime playing make for a very unique chapter in his sound.

    This is such a joyous, revealing video. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  2. Tell all the early music fanciers. They’re also playing on period instruments in the correct style for the late-Sixties of the preceding century.

  3. Thomas P. Hustad

    The details of this recording are included in my book about Ruby. Ruby told me that Benny phoned him and asked if he would like to come by to play, but when he arrived, the doorman directed him to the penthouse where he joined the 30th anniversary celebration of Benny’s famous Carnegie Hall concert. Ruby said that this was Benny’s way of not having to pay the musicians. This clip was filmed by CBS Television. Further performances were recorded by D. Russell Connor. I enjoy seeing Benny signal Ruby to solo, and Lionel Hampton sits back down and awaits his turn. Ruby took pride in performing and recording with Benny.

  4. Ida Melrose Shoufler

    I agree with Mr. Sammut…This is such a joyous revealing video…It sure made me smile! Thank you so much, NM

  5. Michael P. Zirpolo

    I wish I had been at that party!

    M.Zirpolo

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  7. this is a real treasure. Thanks!

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